TITLE

Use of Dexmedetomidine for Primary Sedation in a General Intensive Care Unit

AUTHOR(S)
Short, Jenni
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2010, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of dexmedetomidine for primary sedation in a general intensive unit (ICU). It notes that the use of sedation is important to help achieve the right balance between sleep and wakefulness. A study depicting the potential of dexmedetomidine to help reduce duration of mechanical ventilation and number of days in the ICU is offered. It notes that as more studies on dexmedetomidine are being performed with positive results, the drug is becoming more popular.
ACCESSION #
47784591

 

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