dismiss

In less than 1 week! Our Clean Sweep Auction on August 2nd at 9:30AM EDT goes LIVE

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story

Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

More HCB News

Kaiser ERs reduce unnecessary CT scans with 'well validated decision rules' Progress implementing the Canadian CT Head Rule

X-ray imaging may predict bunion recurrence after surgery Might also help develop new guidelines

Philips relaunches Pioneer Plus catheter with intravascular ultrasound guidance The company had its full market release of the product in May

Samsung's upgraded BodyTom Elite CT scores FDA clearance Previous generation introduced six years ago

CT screening may help smokers quit Creating a 'teachable moment for smoking cessation'

FDA gives approval to neonatal brain MR scanner Features a temperature-controlled incubator that goes directly into the system

Researchers developing miniaturized device to capture brain waves during MR Aiming for a better way to read brain waves

Researchers develop new PET/CT technique to more accurately diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis Can spot the disease in other organs as well

RayStation reports eight more purchases of proton treatment planning system Total of 35 sold worldwide

Experts see shift to tomo-only breast imaging Using tomo to produce synthetic 2-D mammo composite images

Covidien Launches Sedation Management Awareness Campaign to Improve Patient Outcomes

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style
New education campaign seeks to promote better sedation management in the ICU

Boulder, COLO. - Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced a new campaign to help medical professionals become more aware of oversedation and its effect on patient outcomes.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

New OEC 9800 LCD upgrade available! Call today: 800-400-7972

Easy install retrofit kit! Extend the life of your OEC system by upgrading the CRTs to dual 2MP LED displays mounted on an articulating arm. Priced competitively & optimized for do-it-yourself installation in under an hour.



As many as 71 percent of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) show signs of agitation at least once during their hospitalization.1 To ease distress, medical professionals may sedate patients, particularly those on mechanical ventilation, to make them more comfortable during breath support and other interventions. Unfortunately, oversedation also can extend the length of time the patient is on a ventilator1 as well as increase the risk of complications. 2

The Importance of Sedation Management

In many cases, a stay in the ICU can be a very unsettling and uncomfortable experience.3-6 Patients who are on ventilators cannot easily communicate, are often hooked up to machines that provide life-sustaining support and are dependent on clinicians to attend to their care and comfort.

These factors contribute to the large number of ICU patients who show signs of agitation. Out of compassion, physicians often prescribe sedation to calm these patients.1, 7 However, a growing body of research has confirmed a strong link between oversedation and poor patient outcomes.1

"We are now understanding that there are consequences from prolonged oversedation, including things like more delirium, more long-term cognitive impairments and post-traumatic stress disorder," said Richard Riker, M.D., Director, Critical Care Research Maine Medical Center. "The long-term outcomes are so much better if we can avoid deep sedation for our patients."

Complications from oversedation can also lead to the overtaxing of ICU personnel and equipment. Better sedation management will help ensure that ICU resources are more readily available for incoming critical patients. By appropriately managing patient discomfort and carefully considering when and why sedation is used, unnecessary sedation may be avoided.6

How Covidien is Educating Clinicians

Covidien provides clinicians access to the tools they need, including clinical education, research and advanced technology, to help manage sedation in patients more effectively. An online sedation management resource site houses education and training to help clinicians manage sedation for ventilated patients.
  Pages: 1 - 2 >>

Related:


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2017 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED