Recommendation ID

Paediatric early warning score (PEWS) as predictors of deterioration In children with bronchiolitis can paediatric early warning score (PEWS) predict deterioration?

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Why this is important:- In children with bronchiolitis there is clinical uncertainty about the prediction of deterioration. There are a number of clinical scores for bronchiolitis that include objective and subjective measures. No bronchiolitis score is currently in widespread use in clinical practice. Increasingly, PEWS are being employed generically in paediatric practice in the UK. The effectiveness of PEWS scores in predicting deterioration for infants with bronchiolitis needs to be assessed.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Bronchiolitis in children: diagnosis and management
Date issued
June 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No