Melatonin and Sleep Outcomes in Paediatric High Dependency and Intensive Care Units

This case study follows the 5-step process for accessing and using evidence in response to a request from the Joint Formulary Group (JFG) in the Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (BNSSG ICS). A search was conducted to find evidence on melatonin and sleep outcomes in children on a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) or Paediatric High Dependency Unit (PHDU) when sleep hygiene measures have failed.

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