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Appendix 1 Early Warning Score used in Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University NHS Trust

From: Comparison of general medical and general surgical nursing intervention following Early Warning Score triggers

  3 2 1 0 1 2 3
HR   ≤ 40 40–50 51–100 101–110 111–129 ≥ 130
SBP ≤ 70 71–80 81–100 101–199   ≥ 200  
RR   ≤ 8   9–14 15–20 21–29 ≥ 30
Temperature (°C)   ≤ 35.0 35.1–36.0 36.1–37.9 ≥ 38–38.9 ≥ 39  
CNS     Alert Voice Pain Unconscious
  1. Alert, patient is alert and orientated; Voice, patient responds to voice; Pain, patient responds to painful stimuli; Unconscious, patient is unconscious.