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How to manage sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU

2019 14 Mar

Managing sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU   Pain management and sedation are closely linked in the intensive care unit. In the past, clinicians were using sedative agents too liberally, often with benzodiazepines. And several issues were observed in the ICU, including the problems of delirium, weakness and prolonged ICU... Read more

ICU Management

Sedation and Analgesia

2019 14 Mar

How to manage sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU.   In the concept of patient-centered care, sedation and analgesia have high importance. Intensive care is sometimes invasive and very painful. Patients in the ICU are seriously ill and often suffer from anxiety, agitation, and pain. There is sometimes a need to use deep and... Read more

ICU Management

Pain management through multimodal analgesia in the ICU

2019 14 Mar

Overview and focus on regional anaesthesia   Opioid dependency is a serious problem in the ICU. Opioids are effective at providing pain relief because they reduce the perception of the pain signal. At the same time, opioids are associated with respiratory depression, cough suppression, confusion, and drowsiness. In addition, there is a risk... Read more

ICU Management

Concluding remarks

2019 14 Mar

Reducing sedation and managing and treating pain are important objectives for clinicians. The primary goal should always be to promote the comfort of the patient and to minimise pain through the proper use of multimodal analgesia. The use of opioid drugs should be avoided unless absolutely necessary; and focus should be placed on achieving pain control... Read more

ICU Management

Safety first: insights from clinical pharmacists

2019 24 Jan

A critical care pharmacist’s perspective and advice on medication safety around sedative and analgesic therapy in the ICU. Medication errors occur at every stage of the drug therapy process. A recent report on medicines processes in English hospitals identified notably high error rates in prescribing (8.8%) and preparation and administration... Read more

ICU Management

What a difference a drug makes?

2019 24 Jan

Asking why the patient needs to be sedated is as important as the choice of drug for sedation.   Why use sedation?   Intensivists should ask why they use sedation every time they order it. Sedation is used to reduce the burden and stress of critical illness. Sedative agents mixed with analgesic agents reduce pain and keep the patient calm,... Read more

ICU Management

Good past—better future?

2019 24 Jan

From massive sedation in the past, through current sedation practice relying on cooperation between patients and care providers, the future may further improve sedation in the ICU.   The concepts for good sedation include defining the range of sedation, the need for agents with rapid response that can be easily and rapidly varied in restless... Read more

ICU Management

Sedation practices in the ICU

2019 24 Jan

Report of a symposium presented at LIVES 2018: 31st congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Paris, France  Chairs:  Michael Sander, Germany  & Jean-Daniel Chiche, France  Knowledge and practice in sedation and analgesia in the ICU have advanced greatly in recent years. The risks of delirium and of over-sedation... Read more

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ICU Management

How to manage sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU

2019 14 Mar

Managing sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU   Pain management and sedation are closely linked in the intensive care unit. In the past, clinicians were using sedative agents too liberally, often with benzodiazepines. And several issues were observed in the ICU, including the problems of delirium, weakness and prolonged ICU... Read more

ICU Management

Sedation and Analgesia

2019 14 Mar

How to manage sedation analgesia for patient-centred care in the ICU.   In the concept of patient-centered care, sedation and analgesia have high importance. Intensive care is sometimes invasive and very painful. Patients in the ICU are seriously ill and often suffer from anxiety, agitation, and pain. There is sometimes a need to use deep and... Read more

ICU Management

Pain management through multimodal analgesia in the ICU

2019 14 Mar

Overview and focus on regional anaesthesia   Opioid dependency is a serious problem in the ICU. Opioids are effective at providing pain relief because they reduce the perception of the pain signal. At the same time, opioids are associated with respiratory depression, cough suppression, confusion, and drowsiness. In addition, there is a risk... Read more

ICU Management

Concluding remarks

2019 14 Mar

Reducing sedation and managing and treating pain are important objectives for clinicians. The primary goal should always be to promote the comfort of the patient and to minimise pain through the proper use of multimodal analgesia. The use of opioid drugs should be avoided unless absolutely necessary; and focus should be placed on achieving pain control... Read more

ICU Management

Safety first: insights from clinical pharmacists

2019 24 Jan

A critical care pharmacist’s perspective and advice on medication safety around sedative and analgesic therapy in the ICU. Medication errors occur at every stage of the drug therapy process. A recent report on medicines processes in English hospitals identified notably high error rates in prescribing (8.8%) and preparation and administration... Read more

ICU Management

What a difference a drug makes?

2019 24 Jan

Asking why the patient needs to be sedated is as important as the choice of drug for sedation.   Why use sedation?   Intensivists should ask why they use sedation every time they order it. Sedation is used to reduce the burden and stress of critical illness. Sedative agents mixed with analgesic agents reduce pain and keep the patient calm,... Read more

ICU Management

Good past—better future?

2019 24 Jan

From massive sedation in the past, through current sedation practice relying on cooperation between patients and care providers, the future may further improve sedation in the ICU.   The concepts for good sedation include defining the range of sedation, the need for agents with rapid response that can be easily and rapidly varied in restless... Read more

ICU Management

Sedation practices in the ICU

2019 24 Jan

Report of a symposium presented at LIVES 2018: 31st congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Paris, France  Chairs:  Michael Sander, Germany  & Jean-Daniel Chiche, France  Knowledge and practice in sedation and analgesia in the ICU have advanced greatly in recent years. The risks of delirium and of over-sedation... Read more