Monitoring sedation in the critically ill child.

  title={Monitoring sedation in the critically ill child.},
  author={A Gervasio A Lamas and Jes{\'u}s L{\'o}pez-Herce},
  volume={65 5},
Sedation is an essential part of the management of the critically ill child, and its monitoring must be individualised and continuous in order to adjust drug doses according to the clinical state. There is no ideal method for evaluating sedation in the critically ill child. Haemodynamic variables have not been found to be useful. Clinical scales are useful when sedation is moderate, but are limited by their subjective nature, the use of stimuli, and the impossibility of evaluating profoundly… CONTINUE READING

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