Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) Education

Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) Education

Earn Credit for reading the PEWS MedClips Article and review the PEWS Score Card.

Physicians may earn AMA PRA category 1 creditTM by reading Pediatric Early Warning Score (PEWS) Comes to Children’s, published on page five of this issue of MedClips. After reading the information, complete the following post test to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit.

Earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM for reading the MedClips article and answering correctly 80 percent of the post-test and evaluation questions.

Children’s is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Children’s designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In order to meet regulatory requirements that allow Children's to provide a limited amount of non-monetary compensation to physicians, we must note your participation in this online CME at a value of $10 per credit. This amount will be applied to your non-monetary compensation allowance. No action is required on your part. Thank you for your interest in the CME opportunities.


After reading the material, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify early signs of patient deterioration six to eight hours prior to a code.
  • Name the four areas of patient data that make up the PEWS score. 
  • Locate PEWS in EPIC.

Target Audience

Hospitalists, nurses, surgeons

Expected results

A goal is to eliminate or decrease the number of preventable codes.


The following planners and those who have controlled the content of these activities have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or device manufacturers:

Marie Gay, R.N.
Jylee Goswani, M.D.
Gail Klein, R.N., M.Ed.
Christiane Levine, R.N.
Heather Richard, R.N.
Charlene Roberts, R.N., M.S., VP Quality
Carolyn Schwab, R.N.
Anne Symons

Date of original release:  Sept. 1, 2008; Date of Termination:  Sept. 1, 2010

Estimated time to complete the activity: 30 minutes

For additional information related to this activity, contact

Additional resources for further study, contact

System Requirements

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