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This pain management guideline was written by the staff of the Children's Pain Management Service for the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.
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Pulse oximetry MUST BE implemented and used continuously in high-risk patients with:
University of Michigan Sedation Scale (UMSS)
or patients receiving:
Clinical indicators for 'spot' pulse oximetry are:
CPMS should be called if pain relief is inadequate after more than 5 good tries per hour for three hours.
Any observations outside normal values for age should be reported to CPMS +/- the primary treating team.
IF RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION OR OVERSEDATION IS SUSPECTED:
First version written July 1998, last Updated Feb 2015