Irish Early Maternity Warning System (IMEWS)

IMEWS is a nationally agreed system developed for early detection of life-threatening illness in pregnancy and the postnatal period.

IMEWS should be used for women who are clinically pregnant or who were delivered within the previous 42 days. An e-learning education programme was published in tandem and is available on HSELanD. 

IMEWS should be used to complement clinical care and it is not designed to replace clinical judgement. Clinical concern about an individual woman should trigger a call to medical staff irrespective of the IMEWS.

IMEWS National Clinical Guideline -

Further information about IMEWS.