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Published June 1, 2022 in the Intensive Care Medicine: The use of dexmedetomidine compared to other sedatives, resulted in a lower risk of delirium, and a modest reduction in duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU stay, but increased the risks of bradycardia and hypotension in mechanically ventilated adults.

What is the primary agent that you use to sedate your ventilated patients?

  • 0%Dexmedetomidine

  • 0%Propofol

  • 0%Midazolam

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Mazen Kherallah
Mazen Kherallah
Jul 20, 2022

You can use dexmedetomidine or propofol to achieve light sedation for the majority of your patients in ICU who do not have indications for deeper sedation.

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