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Sedation and pain relief 

Sedation and pain relief
Sedation and pain relief

Stefan Schragg

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date: 14 August 2020

This chapter describes the principles of sedation and analgesia in the cardiac intensive care unit. The goals and assessment of sedation using the RASS score and CAM-ICU scoring systems are described. The pharmacology of sedative agents, analgesics, and hypnotics are outlined with clinical protocols given.

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