The effect of ICU sedation guidelines and pharmacist interventions on clinical outcomes and drug cost.

@article{Devlin1997TheEO,
  title={The effect of ICU sedation guidelines and pharmacist interventions on clinical outcomes and drug cost.},
  author={John W. Devlin and Anne Holbrook and Hugh D Fuller},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={1997},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={689-95}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure the effect of evidence-based intensive care unit (ICU) sedation guidelines and interventions by a pharmacist to promote these guidelines on the weaning time from mechanical ventilation and sedation drug cost. DESIGN Before-after study. SETTING A 15-bed medical-surgical ICU at a tertiary-care teaching hospital. PATIENTS 100 patients (2 groups of 50 consecutive patients) on mechanical ventilation (assist or pressure control mode for > or = 6 h) who were successfully… CONTINUE READING

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