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    Pediatric Asthma Severity Score (PASS) for Asthma Exacerbation Severity

    Determines pediatric asthma severity based on physical exam findings.

    INSTRUCTIONS

    Applicable to pediatric patients 1-18 years of age.
    When to Use
    Pearls/Pitfalls
    Why Use

    Pediatric patients (1-18 years old) with asthma exacerbations.

    • The Pediatric Asthma Severity Score (PASS) provides a method for predicting likelihood of admission or extended ED stay.
    • The PASS uses variables such as work of breathing (commonly used in decision to admit), and thus it may over-estimate score's utility.

    This score can help decide which patients need admission, especially when providers disagree or the patient may be “borderline” for needing admission.

    None or mild
    0
    Moderate
    +1
    Severe wheezing or absent due to poor air movement
    +2
    Normal or mildly diminished
    0
    Moderate
    +1
    Severe
    +2
    Normal or mildly prolonged
    0
    Moderately prolonged
    +1
    Severely prolonged
    +2

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    Creator Insights
    Dr. Marc Gorelick

    About the Creator

    Marc Gorelick, MD, is an affiliate professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is also president and CEO of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Dr. Gorelick's primary research is focused on pediatric oncology and emergency assessment of pediatric patients.

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