In summary, therefore, this session indicated that there is a need for a standard scoring system relating to the level of sedation. Confusion exists because many doctors and other staff use drugs that are not specific sedatives to sedate patients (e.g. opioids). A further problem is that there is no standard system to measure pain, neither is there a system to routinely assess stress. During sedation, these three elements complement each other and when a drug is used to control one element, such as pain, there is an effect on the other elements. This area requires further investigation.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Drug Development, Supplement|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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