The Chart of The Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) With A Link To PEWS Resources

From The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange (Home)-Innovations and Tools to Improve Quality and Reduce Disparities:

The Pediatric Early Warning (PEW) score* system can help nurses [and physicians] assess pediatric patients objectively using vital signs in the pediatric intensive care unit. The scoring system takes into account the child’s behavior, as well as cardiovascular and respiratory symptoms.


Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS): Identifies pediatric patients at risk for clinical deterioration. From MDCalc.

Here is a list of free full text articles on the Pediatric Early Warning System from PubMed.

What follows is the chart from the Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS):

Pediatric Early Warning System

Additional Resource:

Sensitivity of the Pediatric Early Warning Score to Identify Patient Deterioration  [PubMed Abstract]. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):e763-9. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-0338. Epub 2010 Mar 22.






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