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Posts Tagged ‘sedation’

Effectiveness of Apnoeic Oxygenation Questioned

Everyone knows I’m a huge fan of apnoeic oxygenation. I use it for sedation, for intubation, heck I sprinkle some on my cereal in the morning. But here is a study published this week, whose conclusions do not support the use apnoeic oxygenation during endotracheal intubation of critically ill adults.Semler et al of the Fellow investigators…

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How deeply should we sedate our patients post intubation?

I don’t know about you, but I have always aimed at a decent level of sedation for my patients post intubation. The level can only be described as deep. The SPICE study in the Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Oct 15;186(8):724-31, however has some statistically significant conclusions that warn against that level of sedation. Certainly,…

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