Accurate postoperative observations are key to assessing a patient’s deterioration or recovery. The Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS) is a scoring system that supports that aim. What is the primary purpose of MEWS?

  • Identifies patients at risk of deterioration.

  • Identifies potentialrespiratory distress.

  • Improves communication between nursing staff and doctors.

  • Assesses the impact of pre existing conditions on postoperative recovery.