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.
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):
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.