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Daily interruptions to sedation for critically ill adults?

2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7068 (Published 24 October 2012) Cite this as: 2012;345:e7068

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Clear protocols help nurses minimise sedation for critically ill adults. The goal is to keep patients comfortable and pain free without prolonging ventilation or increasing the incidence of post-sedation delirium. Some intensive care units also encourage daily interruptions …

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