Podcast #279: Sedation After Intubation

Author: Aaron Lessen, M.D.

Educational Pearls

  • Post-intubation care should always include pain control and adequate sedation.
  • Commonly used sedation agents include propofol, ketamine and versed.
  • However, too much sedation is harmful. Deep sedation (RASS -4 to -5)  is associated with worse long-term outcomes. RASS of 0 to -2 is ideal, as long as the patient is comfortable.

References: https://coreem.net/core/post-intubation/

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