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What does 'PEWing' or 'PEWsing' mean? A new word in paediatrics

PIPSQC is pleased to share the recent publication in Archives of Disease in Childhood, entitled "What does 'PEWing' or 'PEWsing' mean? A new word in paediatrics."

The publication is available online at:
https://adc.bmj.com/content/early/2019/11/20/archdischild-2019-318252.long

INTRODUCTION:

Since 2015, a national Paediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) has been used in acute paediatric settings in the Ireland. At a national PEWS workshop, the terms 'pewing' and 'pewsing' were noted to have been used or overheard in clinical conversations in some settings. We sought to understand the term 'pewing' or 'pewsing' interviewing 40 frontline paediatric nurses and doctors in a tertiary hospital and 20 from other regional sites. We asked, 'what does the term 'pewing' or 'pewsing' mean to you?'...

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

For more information about Ireland's Paediatric Early Warning System (PEWS), please visit:
https://www.rcpi.ie/paediatric-early-warning-system/