Journal article

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 ..

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