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Bedside Shivering Assessment Scale (BSAS) of Badjatia et al

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for shivering during therapeutic hypothermia using the Bedside Shivering Assessment Scale (BSAS).

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R57, R25

Description:

Badjatia et al developed a Bedside Shivering Assessment Scale (BSAS) to evaluate the severity of shivering in patients with induced hypothermia. This can help to identify a patient who may have increased metabolism as a consequence. The authors are from Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

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