Sedation and weaning from mechanical ventilation: time for ‘best practice’ to catch up with new realities?

  • Giorgio Conti Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
  • Jean Mantz Anesthesiology Department, Beaujon Hospital, AP-HP, Université Paris-Diderot, Paris, France.
  • Dan Longrois Département d’Anesthésie Réanimation Chirurgicale, Hôpital Bichat-Claude Bernard, Université Paris-Diderot, Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris Nord Val de Seine, Paris, France.
  • Peter Tonner Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine Hospital Links der Weser GmbH, Bremen, Germany.

Abstract

Delivery of sedation in anticipation of weaning of adult patients from prolonged mechanical ventilation is an arena of critical care medicine where opinion-based practice is currently hard to avoid because robust evidence is lacking. We offer some views on this subject, hoping to stimulate debate among colleagues.

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Published
2014-08-29
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Keywords:
Intensive care, Mechanical ventilation, Sedation, Weaning
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Conti, G., Mantz, J., Longrois, D., & Tonner, P. (2014). Sedation and weaning from mechanical ventilation: time for ‘best practice’ to catch up with new realities?. Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine, 9(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/mrm.2014.380

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