Validation of pediatric early warning score in pediatric emergency department.

@article{Chaiyakulsil2015ValidationOP,
  title={Validation of pediatric early warning score in pediatric emergency department.},
  author={Chanapai Chaiyakulsil and U Pandee},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={
          694-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND One of the most important functions of the emergency department (ED) is to assess patient status. Only one, the pediatric early warning score (PEWS), has been designed for ED with acceptable validity, but it has never been validated in Thailand. The objective of this study was to validate PEWS in predicting hospitalization in children visiting the ED. METHODS During the initial phase, two triage nurses performed blind scoring (in order to determine inter-rater reliability using… CONTINUE READING
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