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Criteria for PICU

For children < 5 years of age


Criteria for 6 Henson Admission:

  • Bicarbonate level > 10

Criteria for PICU Admission:

  • Patients at significant risk for cerebral edema (see risk factors under complications: cerebral edema section of the synopsis) or

  • Neurologic signs that might indicate cerebral edema or

  • Bicarbonate level ≤ 10 mmol/L or 

  • BUN level significantly elevated.

For children > 5 years of age


Criteria for 6 Henson Admission:

  • Bicarbonate level > 5  

Criteria for PICU Admission:

  • Patients at significant risk for cerebral edema (see risk factors under complications: cerebral edema section of the synopsis) or

  • Neurologic signs that might indicate cerebral edema or

  • Bicarbonate level < 5 mmol/L 

For children > 5 years of age and NOT in DKA

 

  • Most children 5 years and older with newly diagnosed diabetes who are not in diabetic ketoacidosis are eligible for outpatient diabetes education. Please contact the Endocrinologist On-Call to initiate this process.

These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.