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Sedation Assesment

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  • Let’s review how you currently assess a patient’s level of sedation in the ICU
  • Hemodynamic measurements in the ICU are multi-factorial because of co-morbidities and polypharmacy and therefore are unreliable to monitor sedation. Studies show that there is no consistent correlation between consciousness and blood pressure or heart rate.
  • Patient activity is often used, however, movement is not consistently correlated with level of sedation.
  • Sedation assessment scales can’t be used with paralyzed patients and moderately to deeply sedated patients because they require a response to stimulation to assess sedation level. Sedation Assessment scales are an intermittent, non-continuous assessment, are Subjective, and the assessment process is disruptive to the patient.
  • BIS monitoring is an easy-to-use, non-disruptive, objective tool for assessing level of sedation.

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