Update 1989 pp 577-585 | Cite as

Sedation During Intensive Care: Overview of the Problem

  • J. M. Desmonts
  • A. Fichelle
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 8)


Many of the patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) will require some form of sedation. The indications can be broadly grouped:
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    As an adjunct to psychological support and to facilitate sleep;

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    As part in management of patients with confusion, delirium, restlessness, while the underlying cause is being treated;

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    To provide sedation during procedures;

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    To tolerate endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation.



Intensive Care Unit Intensive Care Unit Patient Narcotic Analgesic Intravenous Anesthetic Organ System Failure 
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