Light sedation or no-sedation in ICU: patient experience matters

  • Saurabh Mittal | saurabh_kgmu@yahoo.co.in Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7979-6405
  • Anant Mohan Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Karan Madan Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Vijay Hadda Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Dear Editor,

We have been using sedation for a long time in intensive care units for patients on mechanical ventilation. Sedation aims at facilitating the patient’s ability to remain comfortably connected to the ventilator and minimize oxygen consumption. The strategies for sedation vary from deep sedation and light sedation to nosedation. For the last two decades, light sedation with daily interruption is being practiced by most ICUs...

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Published
2020-07-29
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Keywords:
Sedation, ICU, PTSD
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Mittal, S., Mohan, A., Madan, K., & Hadda, V. (2020). Light sedation or no-sedation in ICU: patient experience matters. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 90(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1401

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