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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present the details of a quality improvement project conducted to implement the Pasero Opioid-Induced Sedation Scale tool in a pediatric setting and reduce adverse outcomes due to opioid oversedation and respiratory depression.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Recall the background information helpful for understanding the study of the effectiveness of using the Pasero Opioid-Induced Sedation Scale (POSS) to reduce adverse outcomes of opioids in pediatric patients.
  2. Summarize the methodology of the study of improving pediatric outcomes after opioid analgesia by using the POSS tool.
  3. Identify the results of the study.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: JPSN0419
Published: Apr/Jun
Expires: 6/4/2021
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Mayra G. Garcia, DNP, RN, PCNS-BC ; Taralyn W. McMullan, DNP, RN, CNS-BC