[Sedation and analgesia assessment tools in ICU patients].

@article{Thuong2008SedationAA,
  title={[Sedation and analgesia assessment tools in ICU patients].},
  author={Marie Thuong},
  journal={Annales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation},
  year={2008},
  volume={27 7-8},
  pages={581-95}
}
Sedative and analgesic treatment administered to critically ill patients need to be regularly assessed to ensure that predefinite goals are well achieved as the risk of complications of oversedation is minimized. In most of the cases, which are lightly sedation patients, the goal to reach is a calm, cooperative and painless patient, adapted to the ventilator. Recently, eight new bedside scoring systems to monitor sedation have been developed and mainly tested for reliability and validity. The… CONTINUE READING