Changes in sedation management
in German Intensive Care Units between 2002 and 2006: A national follow-up survey.
A randomized trial of protocol-directed sedation management
for mechanical ventilation in an Australian intensive care unit.
PICU nurses struggle with a number of clinical questions regarding sedation management
, including timing and dosage of sedatives; sedation goals; nurse's feeling of competency; and consistent communication among members of the health care team (Aitken et al.
These included vascular access catheters in a femoral position in 32 patient days, timing of procedures in 18 patient days, sedation management
in 12 patient days (agitation in 9 patient days and low Glasgow Coma Score in 3 patient days) and early ward transfer in 9 patient days.
2006) in relation to ease of use, and (b) the Modified Comfort Scale (MCS) (Carnevale & Razack, 2002), as no single tool to adequately address analgesia and sedation management
in the ventilated children has been identified.
Its first four target areas of expertise are improving glycaemic control, diagnostic tests for insulin resistance and pancreatic function, sedation management
and ventilation management (oxygen control).
The temporal association with changes in sedation management
practice, including primary sedative agent choice during MV, may explain these findings.
The neuromuscular order sheet listed several standardized neuromuscular blocking agents based on weight-based dosing and prompted clinicians to add on the pain and sedation pathways to ensure that adequate pain and sedation management
Dosing to effect and considering each child's unique physiology and risk factors constitute the art of sedation management
NASDAQ: ASPM) announced that it has amended its product development agreement with Boston Scientific Corporation to provide a two year extension to the period during which Boston Scientific may exercise an option to distribute sedation management
technology for interventional and specialty medical procedure suites.
Although clinical evidence is far from definitive, best practice recommendations for analgesia and sedation management
in mechanically ventilated adults have been developed (12,13) and include regular assessment of pain and sedation with validated scales, setting goal scores and regularly reviewing response to treatments (12,13).
In August 2002, Aspect announced a strategic alliance with Boston Scientific to introduce new sedation management
technology to interventional and specialty medical procedure suites, including the gastrointestinal endoscopy suite, the interventional cardiology suite and the interventional radiology suite.