PICU Pathway for Sedation/Analgesia in
the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
PICU Sedation/Analgesia in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
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Start SBS and Age Appropriate
Pain Scale Assessment
Review Pain Scales
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Expected Length of
Intubation < 48 hours
Expected Length of
Intubation ≥ 48 hours
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FLACCTerm NB – 7 yrs
FACES≥ 3 yrs, able to self-report
Numeric Rating Scale> 5 years
SBS
Pediatric patients on mechanical ventilation
Response to stimuli, 6 point scale
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Ready for Extubation
Weaning Pathway
Posted: June 2014
Authors: H. Wolfe, MD; M. Priestley, MD; A. Zuppa, MD; A. Himebauch, MD; L. Maxwell, MD; S. Warrington, PharmD;
J. Hewlett, PharmD; B. Kraus, MSN, RN; K. Lourie, RN; K. Roberts, MSN, RN
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