GCS sedated field
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The GCS sedated field is a checkbox used together with the Glasgow Coma Scale; if the patient is sedated when the GCS is assessed, this box is checked.
See Glasgow_Coma_Scale for further info on collecting this.
For the purpose of this field only (i.e. not for the purpose of deciding which GCS to choose), check the "Sedated" checkbox if:
- patient is on continuous IV infusion of narcotics, pain meds or sedation drugs
- patient is on paralytics
For other types of sedation at time of GCS assessment, do not check this box. (As per phone call w Allan Garland 11:30, 2016 September 22 (CDT))
where would you find this information?
The information regarding patients sedation level is documented in the RASS score on the flow sheets. The amount of drugs administered are found in the MAR as well as the ICU flowsheet.