Early Warning Scoring

What is
Early Warning Scoring?

An Early Warning Scoring (EWS) system monitors and analyzes vital signs to quickly spot patient deterioration, then notifies caregivers and rapid response teams of clinical instability. This leads to early intervention, thereby helping to prevent critical events before they happen.


With an automated EWS system, hospital staff benefit from smoother workflow, streamlined communications and a reduction in human error.


Spot subtle signs of patient deterioration quickly


Almost half of unanticipated hospital deaths happen on the general ward*. So how do busy care providers know which patients to watch more closely? Early Warning Scoring can help, but manual calculations take time. Philips IntelliVue Guardian Solution automates Early Warning Scoring (EWS) with the goal of improving the effectiveness of your Rapid Response Teams.


Put time on your side

By automatically acquiring vital signs, Philips IntelliVue Guardian can help to identify early patient deterioration, often hours before an adverse event. Customized to your own escalation protocols, the system provides a standardized view of key parameters. Deviations are noted, re-verified and immediately passed to appropriate responders.


More and more hospitals are seeking to implement Early Warning Scoring as an adjunct to their Rapid Response Teams. Philips IntelliVue Guardian gives you an advantage by leveraging the value of objective, actionable Early Warning Scoring to help improve patient outcomes.

Early Warning Scoring infographic


Learn how automated Early Warning Scoring (EWS) can aid in identifying  patient deterioration when there’s still time to make a difference.

1 Rutherford P, Lee B, Greiner A. Transforming Care at the Bedside. IHI Innovation Series white paper. Boston: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2004.(Available on www.IHI.org)