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Table 2 Duration of mechanical ventilation, PICU length of stay, and medication uses over the study period

From: Implementation and evaluation of a paediatric nurse-driven sedation protocol in a paediatric intensive care unit

  Pre-implementation
n = 104
Post-implementation
n = 93
p value*
Duration of mechanical ventilation (days) 5.6 (3.2–10.5) 4.8 (2.8–8.3) 0.094
PICU length of stay (days) 9.0 (5.0–15.2) 9.8 (4.9–14.5) 0.767
Sufentanil
 Daily dose (μg/kg/day) 5.6 (3.8–8.7) 6.3 (4.7–8.7) 0.185
 Duration of administration (h) 99 (54–170) 78 (47–133) 0.097
Midazolam
 Daily dose (mg/kg/day) 3.2 (2.1–4.9) 2.9 (2.2–4.4) 0.223
 Duration of administration (h) 112 (60–171) 89 (44–155) 0.149
Ketamine    
 Daily dose (mg/kg/day) 46.1 (29.6–57.1) 41.9 (24.3–51.3) 0.067
 Duration of administration (h) 110 (54–167) 94 (46–155) 0.574
  1. Quantitative variables are expressed as median (quartiles Q1–Q3). P values were calculated using Wilcoxon’s test