Sedation and Delirium in the ICU

Sedation, Analgesia, and Delirium Part I

*Please take the quiz below the video to receive credit.

Objectives

  1. Understand indications, risks, and benefits of common medications used for sedation and analgesia
  2. Describe ICU delirium and how it is recognized in the critically ill
  3. Discuss how to both prevent ICU delirium and how to appropriately manage it both pharmacologically and non-pharmacologically in the ICU

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Sedation, Analgesia, and Delirium Part I Quiz


Sedation, Analgesia, and Delirium Part II

*Please take the quiz below the video to receive credit.

Objectives

  1. Describe the common agents used for sedation, analgesia, and delirium in critically ill patients.
  2. Understand the various monitoring parameters use to assess for adequate sedation and analgesia and those used to identify delirium.
  3. Describe the prognosis and outcomes associated with ICU delirium

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Sedation, Analgesia, Delirium Part II

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1. What is the incidence of agitation in patients in the ICU?(Required)
2. In an average patient in the ICU, what is the goal RASS that should be achieved by sedation?(Required)
3. What is the most common adverse effect of Dexmedetomidine?(Required)
4. Inadequate analgesia in critically ill patients may lead to:(Required)
5. Which of the following analgesic medications is correctly matched with its time of onset?(Required)
6. True or false: Any episode of delirium throughout a critically ill patient’s hospital stay has been shown to decrease survivability?
7. Adverse effects of atypical antipsychotic medications may include all of the following except:(Required)
8. When a patient is screened for delirium with the CAM-ICU assessment and is found to be positive, what should be the initial step in treatment?(Required)
9. In mechanically ventilated patients, it has been shown that by providing daily sedation holidays patients will benefit from which of the following?(Required)
10. True or false: Medications with anticholinergic properties including diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, lomotil should be used with caution in critically ill patients and the elderly due to the increased risk for delirium?