Administration of pharmacological sleep aids prior to, during and following critical illness.
Cliff Wong, Jankin Ho, Melissa J Ankravs, Lucy Sharrock, Kirk Kee, Jeremy Goldin, Christopher MacIsaac, Jeffrey J Presneill, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Adam M Deane
Intern Med J | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Sleep in the intensive care unit (ICU) is frequently disturbed and this may have a detrimental effect on recovery. AIMS: To determine use of pharmacological sleep aids in critically ill patients prior to, during and after ICU admission. METHODS: We conducted a single-centre period prevalence study of all adult patients admitted to a university-associated adult medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for more than two nights in a three-month period ending September 2019. The major outcome of interest was the proportion of ICU patients who had a pharmacological sleep aid administered prior to, during and after ICU admission. Associations of selected patient variables with sleep ..View full abstract