Reply To: PEWS

  • Sally Valentine Kimpel

    December 9, 2013 at 4:02 am

    We have been using PEWS for more than a year. To introduce it to the staff we developed a powerpoint and then made some simple case studies that we had nurses score on a post test. We also implemented this regionally and it has been built into our electronic medical record (we call it HealthConnect, it is an EPIC based system). We also have done some auditing to ensure accuracy in scoring.

    Sally Valentine Kimpel
    Clinical Nurse Specialist Pediatrics
    Kaiser Foundation Hospital
    San Diego, CA
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 12-09-2013 03:55 AM
    From: Loree Turner
    Subject: PEWS

    We are in the process of builing and implement the PEWS (Pediatric Early Warning Score) Tool. Are other institutions using this tool? If so, how did you go about educating staff? Have you seen a difference since using PEWS? Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

    Loree Turner
    Miller Children’s Hospital
    Long Beach, CA
    United States