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Update: Analgesia and Sedation in the Intubated ED Patient

"Targeting light sedation within the first twelve hours of intubation decreases morbidity and mortality"
Taking a thoughtful approach toward keeping your intubated patient comfortable is not just the humane thing to do - it can make a big difference in their ultimate outcome. Rachel Shard, MD discusses strategies for pain relief and sedation in these patients, including prioritization of analgesia and the pros/cons of propofol, benzos, and dexmedetomidine.