Earn CME credit for the article you have read on page five of the October 2008 issue of Medclips. A passing grade of 80 percent or greater is necessary to receive CME credit. Print your CME certificate at the conclusion of the test.

1. PEWS is a tool that

A. Helps identify early signs of deterioration.
B. Combines intuition and objective data.
C. Is based upon vital signs only.
D. A and B.

2. PEWS has been shown to

A. Give warning signs six to eight hours prior to code.
B. Work perfectly every time.
C. Be an effective tool in eliminating preventable codes.
D. A and C.

3. The physician’s role in PEWS is to

A. Ignore it because it is a nursing responsibility.
B. Support the staff.
C. Ask the staff for PEWS when they call with patient concerns.
D. B and C.

4. PEWS is found in Epic in the

A. Results review.
B. Patient list.
C. Notes activity.
D. Summary.

5. The areas that in which a patient is scored are

A. Respiratory rate, pulse and GCS.
B. Pulse, total I&O, and intravenous (I.V.) access and orders.
C. Respiratory, cardiovascular, behavior and interventions.
D. Respiratory rate, neurological status and pulse.