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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.
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 3 boluses in two hours.
Any observations outside reportable limits (as identified on the Clinical observations) or outside normal values for age should be reported to CPMS +/- the primary treating team.
First version written 2000, last Updated Feb 2023