Modified Ramsay Scale

The Modified Ramsay Scale:

  • first scoring system for evaluating sedation in mechanically ventilated patients
  • four levels of sedation (3-6) and one level of agitation (1)
  • lack of scientific validation, but used in many ICUs




Marino, Paul L, Kenneth M Sutin, and Paul L Marino. The Little ICU Book Of Facts And Formulas. Philadelphia: Wolter Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009. Print.


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