Sedation, delirium and psychological distress: let's not be deluded
Musculoskeletal Biology, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GA, UK
Critical Care 2012, 16:109 doi:10.1186/cc11176
See related research by Strøm et al., http://ccforum.com/content/15/6/R293Published: 16 January 2012
New ways of approaching sedation and analgesia are being considered in our endeavour to improve our management of the ventilated patient. Long-term psychological problems are not insignificant and before we can assume benefit or harm of any new approach we must not delude ourselves by using sampling methods that can miss those patients most at risk.