MEWS chart guidance for use within the Post-natal Community Setting, Obstetrics

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Abstract

The use of a MEWS chart as part of a woman’s vital signs assessment is a useful tool to support the midwife and other care-givers in clinical decision making. The MEWS chart triggers in conjunction with full history taking and thorough post-natal examination will assist the clinician in the prompt recognition, appropriate escalation and treatment of the deteriorating postpartum woman. 

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