From the Literature


Published: Sep 2019

Bleeding Assessment Scale in Critically Ill Children (BASIC): physician-driven diagnostic criteria for bleeding severity.
Nellis ME, Tucci M, Lacroix J, et al.
Crit Care Med 2019; Sep 25 [Epub ahead of print].
Pub Med
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E. Adams


This is the first ever bleeding assessment scale developed for the evaluation of bleeding in critically ill children.

The BASIC tool was developed by twenty-four clinical content experts using a modified Delphi method. The tool stratifies clinically significant bleeding into three categories: minimal bleeding, moderate bleeding, and severe bleeding.

The authors anticipate that, once validated, this scale will serve to standardise communication and provide a valuable tool for clinical research.

– Eloa Adams (SABM reviewer)