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Paediatric early warning system (PEWS) preparation and implementation guide

22nd February, 2024

This guide is intended to help project leads and teams prepare for and implement a nationally consistent paediatric early warning system (PEWS). It sets out the aim of the system, components to be implemented, available support and recommended activities during the preparation, implementation and sustain periods.

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More information about PEWS can be found at the links at the bottom of this page.

Paediatric early warning system preparation and implementation guide

Last updated: 22nd February, 2024