Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 6 - 2021
Immediate Response Systems in Children, what are they? How do they Work? A Proposal for the Mexican Pediatric Population
Vania Hernández Ávila1*, Gonzalo Reyes Blanco2, Yaneth Martínez Tovilla3,4, Miguel Ángel Coral García5, Héctor Alfonso López Santos6,7, Diego Martínez Juárez8 and Irving Eduardo García Lorenzo8
1Paediatrics, Puebla, Mexico
2Head of the Emergency Service, Hospital Ángeles Puebla, México
3Department of Pediatrics, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México
4Academic Secretariat, University of Health of the State of Puebla, México
5Department of Medical Writing, University of Health of the State of Puebla, México
6Direction of the Physician and Surgeon degree, University of Health of the State of Puebla, México
7Pediatric Service, Child Rehabilitation and Teletón Integration Center, Puebla, México
8General Medicine, Puebla, México
*Corresponding Author: Vania Hernández Ávila, Paediatrics, Puebla, Mexico.
Received: April 28, 2021; Published: May 27, 2021


Introduction: In Mexico there is already a concern to implement teams and systems of immediate response for adult patients, very little has been described about these concepts for children.

Objective: To propose an early warning scale: modified BPEWS for the Mexican population.

Methods: We decided to merge parameters from the Brighton PEWS and the Irish BPEWS and translate them into a format that is easy for healthcare workers to record and view.

Results: The BPEWS scale modified by Hernández and Cols (Table 1) is constituted of 4 modules: airway, circulation, neurological status and so on.

Discussion: It is estimated that as the score is higher, so is the risk of clinical deterioration.

Conclusion: It is proposed to implement the BPEWS Scale modified by Hernández and Cols in a second or third level hospital for pediatric patients. In order to validate the scale and the rapid response system and then demonstrate its usefulness in hospital mortality decrease.


Keywords: Severity Scale; Rapid Response of the Activation Team


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Citation: Vania Hernández Ávila., et al. “Immediate Response Systems in Children, what are they? How do they Work? A Proposal for the Mexican Pediatric Population”. EC Paediatrics 10.6 (2021): 35-44.

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