Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed: The Effects of Deep Sedation in the First 48 Hours of ICU Care

Akhtar, Saadia R.
December 2012
Critical Care Alert;Dec2012, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p67
The author discusses a study pertaining to the predictions over long-term mortality in ventilated, critically ill patents due to early intensive care sedation, resulting in potential benefit of changing the approach with regards to sedation management. She comments that the study stands relevant from the point of view of factors such as the current ICU sedation practices in Australia and New Zealand and the difficulty in implementation of evidence and changing the clinical practice thereby.


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