Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network

Modified Cincinnatti score


Time/Date/RT initials

Post-Suction Score

Post-Treatment Score

Respiratory Rate

0) Normal

1) Above Tachypnea Threshold (infant greater than 50 when not crying or agitated)



Accessory Muscles

0) Normal

1) Moderate Retractions

2) Severe Retractions



Air Exchange

0) Normal

1) Localized Decreased

2) Multi Area Decreased




0) None/ End Expiratory

1) Entire Expiratory

2) Entire Expiration and Inhalation








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