Why is clonidine sedating Welsh adult cam
Comparison of clonidine and dexmedetomidine for short-term sedation of intensive care unit patients.Indian J Crit Care Med 2014;1-6How to cite this URL: Srivastava U, Sarkar ME, Kumar A, Gupta A, Agarwal A, Singh TK, Badada V, Dwivedi Y.
Drugs commonly used for sedation in ICU are listed in Table 2.
The modern ICU ventilator is equipped with a wide range of ventilatory modes and, with the addition of electronic flow triggering, synchronization problems have largely disappeared.
The replacement of an endotracheal tube by a tracheostomy reduces the discomfort associated with an artificial airway and may often remove the need for sedation entirely.
This includes frequent communication and explanation to the patient by all staff directly involved in their care, both nursing and medical, and relatives.
Physiotherapy plays an important role as prolonged immobility may be painful and this can be reduced by daily assessment and treatment.