Part 3: Nursing Issues Related to Sedation Management

Pohlman, Anne
February 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2007 Supplement, Vol. 27, p16
Academic Journal
The article discusses nursing issues related to sedation of critically ill patients. Sedation has become an important nursing issue because patients can be maintained for long periods of time on complex life support systems which are uncomfortable and painful. Nurses need to determine the effects and side effects of pharmacologic interventions to optimize care.


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