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Early warning signs and the Electronic Health Record

Claussen, Denise MSN, BSN, RN; Garner, David RN; Crow, Brandi BSN, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000444010.34271.9d
Department: Tech Talk

The Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) system is used in healthcare to determine the degree of a patient's illness based on data derived from systolic BP, heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and level of consciousness.

Denise Claussen is the chief nursing officer, David Garner is a clinical educator, and Brandi Crow is the associate chief nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman in Kaufman, Tex.

Adapted and updated from Claussen D, Garner D, Crow B. Early warning signs and the EHR: At the intersection of technology and care, Nursing Management.2013;44(11):14-16.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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