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Table 2 Sedation scoring practice

From: Sedation practice in the intensive care unit: a UK national survey

Question Number of units (%)
Do you use a sedation score?  
   Yes 163 (88.1%)
   No 19
Which sedation score do you use? (several answers possible)  
   Ramsey Sedation Scale 123 (66.5%)
   Richmond Agitation Sedation scale 10 (5.4%)
   Bispectral Index 4 (2.1%)
   Score of the UK Intensive Care Society 7 (3.8%)
   Sheffield 4 (2.2%)
   Bloomsbury 2 (1.1%)
   Cambridge 2 (1.1%)
   Cook 3 (1.6%)
   Local scoring system, unspecified 3 (1.6%)
   Other, but not specified 7 (3.8%)
   No answer given 3 (1.6%)
Do you have a sedation guideline?  
   Yes 148 (80%)
   No 37
Do you practice daily sedation holding?  
   Yes 144 (77.8%)
   No 41
Do you audit your compliance with your sedation holding guideline?  
   Yes 99 (53.5%)
   No 82
If you audit your compliance with your sedation holding practice, what is your compliance?  
   0% to 40% 5
   40% to 60% 14
   60% to 80% 26
   80% to 90% 23
   90% to 100% 24
  1. The sum of answers is less than 185 in some cases as no answer to the question was given by some units.