Use of sedating drugs and neuromuscular blocking agents in patients requiring mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure. A national survey.

@article{HansenFlaschen1991UseOS,
  title={Use of sedating drugs and neuromuscular blocking agents in patients requiring mechanical ventilation for respiratory failure. A national survey.},
  author={John Hansen-Flaschen and Shari A Brazinsky and Carlo Basile and Paul N. Lanken},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1991},
  volume={266 20},
  pages={2870-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess current use of sedating drugs and neuromuscular blocking agents in patients requiring mechanical ventilation at US hospitals that participate in the training of pulmonary fellows. DESIGN Surveys were mailed in September 1990 to the head nurses of medical intensive care units at 265 US hospitals that were listed in an annual guide listing pulmonary fellowship training programs. In the survey, sedating drugs were defined as medications prescribed to treat anxiety, agitation… CONTINUE READING
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