Clinical application , the use of dexmedetomidine in intensive care sedation

  title={Clinical application , the use of dexmedetomidine in intensive care sedation},
  author={Yahya Shehabi and John A. Botha and David Ernest and Ross C. Freebairn and Michael C Reade and Brigit L. Roberts and Ian Mark Seppelt and Leonie Weisbrodt},
Optimal sedation strategy in the critically ill should achieve effective analgesia, targeted sedation and reduced risk of delirium and agitation. Whilst there is no single agent that can achieve these goals for all patients, a multimodal approach may optimise the use of different agents through multiple modes of action and reduce possible adverse events. This practice review provides an evidence based and expert opinion on the practical aspects of dexmedetomidine use as part of multimodal ICU… CONTINUE READING
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