APPENDIX 1

Contribution of Single Parameters to the Scoring PEWS

PEWSIncluded ParametersScore
Monaghan7/Akre et al8/Skaletzky et al9Behavior: level of consciousness0–3
Cardiovascular: capillary refill/heart rate0–3
Respiratory: work of breathing/oxygen therapy/respiratory rate0–3
Duncan et al10Heart rate0–2
Respiratory rate0–2
Systolic blood pressure0–2
Pulses0–2
Oxygen saturation0–2
Capillary refill0–2
Level of consciousness0–2
Oxygen therapy0–2
Bolus fluid0–2
Temperature0–2
Parshuram et al11Heart rate0–4
Systolic blood pressure0–4
Capillary refill0–4
Respiratory rate0–4
Respiratory effort0–4
Oxygen saturation0–2
Oxygen therapy0–4
Egdell et al4Respiratory rate0–3
Work of breathing0–3
Oxygen saturation0–3
Temperature0–3
Capillary refill0–3
Heart rate0–3
Level of consciousness0–3