sedation vacation

sedation vacation

A colloquial term for an interruption of the infusion of sedatives in a mechanically ventilated patient. Decreasing the depth of a critically ill patient's sedation facilitates weaning from mechanical ventilation.
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Spontaneous breathing trials, which happen during a sedation vacation, help clinicians determine if the patient is ready to be weaned from the ventilator.
The components of the bundle are: Elevation of head of bed to between 30 and 45 degrees, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, peptic ulcer disease prophylaxis, daily sedation vacation and daily "sedation vacation" and daily assessment of readiness to extubate
The changes included revising a mandatory ventilator bundle adding DVT and PUD prophylaxis, HOB elevation, daily sedation vacation, daily weaning assessment, decreased frequency of tubing changes, and increased oral care, endotracheal and subglottic suctioning frequency.
The use of a sedation vacation and titration of sedation to the lowest dose possible to achieve patient comfort are nursing interventions for mechanically ventilated patients.
The "classic" ventilator bundle has for major components; Elevated head of bed 30-45%, DVT prophylaxis, PUD prophylaxis and Sedation Vacation.
Bundles that include head-of-bed elevation, sedation vacations, oral care with chlorhexidine, and subglottic-suctioning endotracheal tubes to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia