Have a Plan When ICU Patients Require High Sedative Doses

You’ll care for more patients who need higher-than-average doses of continuous sedative infusions while mechanically ventilated.

Continue to use your ICU liberation bundles...also known as ABCDEF or A2F bundles. These decrease sedative use by treating pain first...and titrating to light sedation goals.

But expect to need higher sedative doses to achieve light sedation in some patients, especially those with COVID-19.

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