Table 1 Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin sedation scale11
Sedation scorePatient’s level of response
6Anxious, agitated or in pain
5Spontaneously awake without stimulus (talking)
4Drowsy, eyes open or closed, but easily arouses to consciousness with verbal stimulus
3Arouses to consciousness with moderate tactile or loud verbal stimulus
2Arouses slowly to consciousness with sustained painful stimulus
1Arouses, but not to consciousness, with painful stimulus
0Unresponsive to painful stimulus