Implementation of a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol in a pediatric intensive care unit

Journal of Critical Care | September 13, 2017

Sanchez-Pinto LN, et al. - In thsi study, the authors implemented a risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol in critically ill children to reduce the duration of opioids without increasing the incidence of withdrawal. A risk-stratified opioid weaning protocol was implemented for critically ill children that resulted in reduction in opioid exposure without an increase in withdrawal. They found no difference in the LOS.

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