Search Tag: sedation

ICU Management

Volume 19 - Issue 4, Winter 2019/2020

2020 15 Jan

Change content default value Read more

ICU Management

The Future ICU

2020 15 Jan

Critical Care Medicine has existed for many years, but was only recognised as a specialty in the last 40 years or so. However, during this time, there has been a tremendous amount of change. Over the years, our understanding of different critical illnesses has improved, and our treatment strategies have become more effective. Technology has also played... Read more

ICU Management

Future Strategies in Sedation and Analgesia

2020 15 Jan

From massive sedation in the past, through current patient-centred sedation protocols, the future may further improve sedation in the ICU. Introduction The concepts for an optimal sedation in the intensive care unit (ICU) should include: Definition of the optimal depth of sedation; The need for agents with on/off effects; The... Read more

ICU Management

ICU Management & Practice 2019 Subject Index

2020 15 Jan

Subject Index for Volume 19, issues 1-4, 2019. Issue    Pages Link Issue 1  1-64 https://iii.hm/10cv Issue 2 65-128 https://iii.hm/10cw Issue 3 129-192 https://iii.hm/10cx Issue 4  193-256 https://iii.hm/10cy   Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Use of sedation... Read more

ICU Management

#LIVES2019: Findings from the NONSEDA Study

2019 01 Oct

Palle Toft of Odense University Hospital presented the findings of the “No sedation compared to sedation with a daily wake-up trial. A prospective randomized multicentre study - The NONSEDA-study” @ESICM in Berlin. The NON-SEDA study is a Scandinavian multicentre study conducted in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden that compared non-sedation with light... Read more

ICU Management

PICU-acquired complications: the new marker of the quality of care

2019 30 May

This article describes the rise in PICU-acquired morbidities and its impact on patient outcomes. It discusses early rehabilitation strategies to improve patient outcomes in PICU.  Introduction Critical care has traditionally been focused on early recognition of life-threatening conditions, resuscitation, and stabilisation of organ... Read more

ICU Management

Use of sedation and controlled paralysis in ICU patients with ARDS

2019 30 May

According to a National Institutes of Health sponsored clinical trial that was conducted at several North American hospitals and was led by clinician-scientists at the University of Pittsburgh and University of Colorado schools of medicine, reversibly paralysing and sedating hospitalised patients with severe breathing problems does not prove improve... Read more

ICU Management

Sedation in ICU patients - need for standardised protocols

2019 23 Apr

A Johns Hopkins-led study on sedation practices in critically ill patients in a resource-limited setting finds that deep sedation, agitation, and benzodiazepines were independently associated with worse clinical outcomes. The study's main objective was to determine the relationship between sedation status and 90-day mortality.  Study results... Read more

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