International variations in outcomes from sedation protocol research: Where are we at and where do we go from here?

Mark O'Connor, Tracey Bucknall, Elizabeth Manias

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In this article, sedation protocol research in the intensive care environment is critically examined, focusing upon the differences in outcomes from research conducted on mechanically ventilated patients in various countries. Limitations of the current research are discussed, with suggestions of how sedation protocol research may be conducted in future. Also, the monitoring of important clinical factors is discussed so that clinicians can assess the impact upon patients of changes to sedation management practices within their own ICU.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-195
Number of pages7
JournalIntensive & Critical Care Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • ICU
  • Protocol
  • Research
  • Sedation

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