Sedation of ventilated patients in intensive care units: relatives' experiences.

@article{Dreyer2008SedationOV,
  title={Sedation of ventilated patients in intensive care units: relatives' experiences.},
  author={Anne Dreyer and Per Nortvedt},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={549-56}
}
AIM This paper is a report of a study undertaken to explore the experiences of being relatives of ventilated and sedated patients in intensive care units. BACKGROUND In the last few years, issues about medically-induced sleep as part of intensive care unit treatment have focused on the appropriate level of medication. There are no studies of the impact of relatives on assessment of sedation levels, but studies of family participation in intensive care units show that relatives see their role… CONTINUE READING
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