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Sedation assessment using the Ramsay scale

09 June 2010

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Patients undergoing sedation in emergency departments (EDs) must be monitored carefully to ensure that, when they are being transferred to different departments,...

Patient safety and nurses’ role in procedural sedation

01 October 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

In the United States, following the singer Michael Jackson’s fatal overdose of the sedative propofol in 2009, there has been extensive controversy about the...

Developing a nurse-led child sedation service

01 July 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

Features

This article explores nurse-led sedation of children in preparation for investigations such as magnetic resonance imaging or minor surgical procedures. The...

Developing a nurse-led child sedation service

03 July 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

This article explores nurse-led sedation of children in preparation for investigations such as magnetic resonance imaging or minor surgical procedures. The...

Prevention, recognition and management of delirium in patients who are critically ill

04 October 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Delirium is common in patients who are critically ill, often resulting in extended hospital stays and increased mortality and morbidity. There are several subtypes...

Pain relief in the treatment of shoulder injury

08 April 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Anterior shoulder dislocation (ASD) is a common presentation in emergency departments, yet there is no national guidance on the use of sedation or analgesia. This...

An overview of sedation for adult patients in hospital

08 June 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Sedatives may be administered to patients in the hospital setting to provide comfort and reduce anxiety and pain. A variety of sedative agents can be used depending...

Use of dexmedetomidine infusion as a sedative drug for patients in the intensive care unit

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

The administration of sedatives may present several challenges for critical care nurses. Evidence-based practice requires critical care nurses to remain up to date...

An overview of sedation for adult patients in hospital

02 June 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

Sedatives may be administered to patients in the hospital setting to provide comfort and reduce anxiety and pain. A variety of sedative agents can be used depending...