Sedation and Analgesia in ICU
There are 10 pages in this module which take 30 mins to read. The associated questions at the end should take 5 mins and should be attempted only after the module is completed.
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By the end of this module you should be able to describe:
- Why patients in ICU need sedation and analgesia
- The aims of sedation and analgesic regimens in ICU
- The complications of suboptimal sedation/analgesia
- The assessment of a patient's sedative and analgesic requirements
- How to manage anxiety and agitation
- The common sedative agents used and their usage
- The use of sedation breaks
- Risk factors for sedation/opioid withdrawal syndromes and principles of management
- Analgesia in ICU
- Opioids and their usage in ICU