April2017

Faster, better clinical care with the Resource Nurse team and MEWS

Patients can destabilize in subtle, insidious ways: blood pressures slowly sag, the abdomen stays firm despite steady drainage of peritoneal fluid, lab values drift away from norms, urine output slows. “I feel weak,” says my patient. Indeed, she’s pale, and as winded as if she’d just climbed three flights of[…]

  1. Christine Frost: Shirley, Your article is beautifully written and really speaks to all the key components of the MEWS scoring tool and…