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Epidural usage in Critical Care.

Clinical scenario

Epidurals in Critical Care

Audit question

What is the success rates of epidurals in Critical Care.


3 months worth of consecutive patients admitted to ITU/HDU with epidurals in situ and running. Patients must be GCS 15 to be included.
Pain score measurements.
Agreed criteria for failure of adequate pain relief despite alterations in doses//rates etc.


Aim is to assess failure rates of epidurals on HDU/ITU

Audit Bottom Line

In Progress.

Record created on 28th March 2006 by John Butler