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Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS)

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NM#800049 (Rev. 08/23/16) Worksheet Only – Not a Medical Record Document
UW Health uwhealth.org
(University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority)
MODIFIED EARLY WARNING SYSTEM (MEWS)






Score 3 2 1 0 1 2 3
HR/Pulse
<41 41-50 51-100 101-
110
111-
129
>129
Systolic
BP
<71 71-80 81-100 101-199 >199
RR
<9 9-14 15-20 21-29 >29
Temp <35 35-38.4 >38.4

LOC* • Eyes do not
open to any
stimuli
• Unresponsive
• Eyes
open to
pain
• Eyes
open to
tactile
stimuli
• Lethargic
• Sedated
• Agitated
• Drowsy
• Eyes
open to
voice
• Restless
• Alert
• Anesthetized
• Eyes open
spontaneously
• Irritable
• Pharmacologically
paralyzed


Maximum MEWS Score = 14

Note:
• “Other” is also an option for LOC. “Other” will not be scored.
• LOC is a multi-select field. If more than one option is selected, the option with the highest
MEWS score will be used to calculate the Total MEWS Score