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Nurs Crit Care. 1996 Jul-Aug;1(4):171-7.

Sedation scoring. Assessment tools.

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Intensive Care/Nurse Development Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London.

Abstract

The changing use of sedative agents, is reviewed. Tools to guide sedation assessment are identified, although only one appears to assess level, quality and depth of sedation. Several issues concerning reliability and validity of sedation assessment tools are discussed. Recommendations for practice are made, which highlight the criteria that sedation assessment tools need to address and the research directions needed for future tool development.

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