Reply To: PICU admission guidelines

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    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…

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    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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    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 .
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    What gudielines/criteria  do you use for admission to and discharge from the PICU?

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