Reply To: PEWS

  • Lisa Jacques

    May 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm


    A province-wide initiative is underway in British Columbia to roll out PEWS to all pediatric units and emergency departments, utilizing the same VS flowsheet.  Vital sign parameters were determined using the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale for a validated and streamlined approach. 

    We do not incorporate BP into the PEWS score. 

    Lisa Jacques, RN
    Clinical Nurse Educator
    BC Children’s Hospital
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-26-2016 04:42 PM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: PEWS


    I am wondering if you do use PEWS what vital sign parameters you use for a reference? (i.e. PALS vital signs in children or another reference)?

    Also, do you incorporate BP into your overall PEWS score? (just wondering if there have been an modifications at other centers since PEWS first came out several years ago or you use a different scale for pediatric Hem/Onc/SCT patients?)

    Mary Lynn Rae, CPHON,MSN,RN
    Ann & Robert H Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States