SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story

Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

Never Miss a Story

Sign Up For Weekly Top Stories

 

More HCB News

Medical device companies will pony up $1 billion under new FDA user fee agreement Funds will go towards improving device review program

Cigna revises policy to cover 3-D mammo for breast cancer screening Change credited to new NCCN guidance

Virginia Governer McAuliffe lauds focused ultrasound during foundation visit State invested $7 million in UVA focused ultrasound center

Hologic’s C-View software preserves clinical performance of 3-D mammo at lower dose Comparable detection and recall rates

This Month in Medical History – WHO declares H1N1 pandemic stopped August 2010 we closed the book on the outbreak of the so-called 'swine flu'

More Pseudomonas found at Prince George's Hospital Maryland facility investigating link between fatalities and deadly bacteria

Joint Commission presents clinical engineering survey updates and advice at CEAI Emphasizes new accreditation matrix and hand hygiene

Researchers propose bundled payment model for mammography Aligning incentives through mammo's established practice parameters

Wearable PET helmet may allow for imaging patients in motion Uses one-tenth of the conventional PET radiation dose

Yearly low-dose CT lung cancer screening is important for those at high risk Those with initial negative tests have higher mortality rates 1 and 2 years later

Covidien Launches Sedation Management Awareness Campaign to Improve Patient Outcomes

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

Servicing GE Nuclear Medicine equipment with OEM trained engineers

We offer full service contracts, PM contracts, rapid response, time and material, camera relocation. Nuclear medicine equipment service provider since 1975. Click or call now for more information 800 96 NUMED



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:


Interested in Medical Industry News? Subscribe to DOTmed's weekly news email and always be informed. Click here, it takes just 30 seconds.

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 ©2001-2016 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED