Withdrawal Assessment Tool in Pediatric Critical Care Patients

  • Category:

    Pain Education, Withdrawal Assessment.

  • Age Range:

    Not Specified.

  • Tags:

    Benzodiazepine, Opioid, Weaning, Withdrawal.

  • Type of Document:

    Education for Professionals, Nursing Guideline.

  • Type of Pain:

    All types of pain.

  • Author:

    UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital,
    San Francisco, CA

This document presents a Withdrawal Assessment Tool (WAT-1) and its use in monitoring narcotic (opioid) and/or benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms in pediatric acute care and transitional care patients.