AGITATION SCALE


  1. I'M LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT TOOLS FOR MEASURING PATIENT AGITATION. WE ARE LOOKING AT WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN REDUCE THE NUMBER OF BACK INJURIES IN OUR UNIT WITH SUCH A TOOL AND THE SUBSEQUENT USE OF PREINTERVENTIONAL SEDATION.
    OUR BACKS THANK YOU
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   tracy maietta,RN
    My institution has just initiated a mechanical ventilation sedation protocol. We use the Braden Scale to assess the patients LOC and administer Ativan(weight based)in increasing doses at timed intervals until the pt. reaches the Braden score desired. Each shift, we then attempt to wean the dosage to prevent oversedation. It is still too early to assess the effectiveness of the protocol, but if you want more information on this, let me know.
  4. by   ER/ICU Nurse Manage
    Quote from tracy maietta,RN
    My institution has just initiated a mechanical ventilation sedation protocol. We use the Braden Scale to assess the patients LOC and administer Ativan(weight based)in increasing doses at timed intervals until the pt. reaches the Braden score desired. Each shift, we then attempt to wean the dosage to prevent oversedation. It is still too early to assess the effectiveness of the protocol, but if you want more information on this, let me know.
    Tracy, I am in the process of writing a sedation Protocol and am looking for ideas. I would appreciate a copy. Jane Rioux
  5. by   kkdrn
    Quote from ER/ICU Nurse Manage
    Tracy, I am in the process of writing a sedation Protocol and am looking for ideas. I would appreciate a copy. Jane Rioux
    Could I get a copy also. We are looking for any help we can get. Also any guidleines on Ativan drips or anything with alcohol withdrawal would be a great asset. Thanks, Kim
  6. by   christianRN
    We use the Riker sedation/agitation scale.

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