Reply To: PICU admission guidelines

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    August 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    There are so many things.
    1. Automatic Rapid Response Team call if PEWS (Pediatric Early Warning System) score=6
    2. Worsening respiratory status requiring a non-rebreather
    3.  Patient started on a dopamine drip/vasopressor (sometimes the unit keeps the patient if stable)
    4. De-sensitization for 1st dose
    5. Seizures that will not stop or that resulted in injury
    6. Stroke
    7. DIC
    8. Patients requiring dialysis

    So many more but not as common…

    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-14-2014 02:58 PM
    From: Regina Wilkes
    Subject: PICU admission guidelines

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and APHON Open Forum .
    What gudielines/criteria  do you use for admission to and discharge from the PICU?

    Regina Wilkes
    CNL-St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States