During my time at CHLA, one of my out-rotations were in the NICU. My patient suffered from an extreme case of meconium aspiration and measures were taken for sedation while on a CPAP machine, versed in particular. The infusion rate was based on the infants weight and intensity of sedation. In order to determine the intensity of sedation the infant was experiencing, the primary nurse and I used the N-PASS. A link below will further explain this scale. In collaboration with the respiratory therapist, it’s important for the nurse to explain the current N-PASS score when treatment is to begin. With my patient, the RT needed to determine the level in which the infant would breathe on it’s own, a case that could cause distress. So it’s important for the infant to not be sedated at an intensity that could effect breathing.