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Protocol directed sedation versus non-protocol directed sedation to reduce duration of mechanical ventilation in mechanically ventilated intensive care patients

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Leanne M Aitken,

    Corresponding author
    1. Griffith University, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    2. Princess Alexandra Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia
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  • Tracey Bucknall,

    1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Deakin University, Cabrini-Deakin Centre for Nursing Research, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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  • Bridie Kent,

    1. Deakin University, Melbourne, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin Centre for Quality and Risk Management, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
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  • Marion Mitchell,

    1. Griffith University & Princess Alexandra Hospital, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Nursing (NCREN); Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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  • Elizabeth Burmeister,

    1. Griffith University & Princess Alexandra Hospital, Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation, Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia
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  • Samantha J Keogh

    1. Griffith University, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of protocol directed sedation management on the duration of mechanical ventilation and other relevant patient outcomes in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. We will look at various outcomes, conduct subgroup and sensitivity analyses and examine the role of bias in order to examine the level of evidence for this intervention.

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