Whether you’re bringing a patient in that you intubated in the field or a critical transfer between hospitals, keeping your patient comfortable and sedate is not just a matter of being nice – it’s a matter of quality care that can impact patient outcomes. We discuss the “ICU Triad” of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium and how we can do our part to avoid it.
Anyone can provide sedation and analgesia to the stable patient. But providing it to the critical, hypotensive patient is a delicate art. We discuss dosing concerns for hemodynamics and discuss ways we can still provide compassionate, quality care.