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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, T
dc.contributor.authorMartin , S.
dc.contributor.authorLeslie, Gavin
dc.contributor.authorThomas , L.
dc.contributor.authorLeen, T.
dc.contributor.authorTamaliunas, S.
dc.contributor.authorLee, K.Y.
dc.contributor.authorDobb, G
dc.identifier.citationWilliams, Teresa Ann and Martin, Suzanne and Leslie, Gavin and Thomas, Linda and Leen, Timothy and Tamaliunas, Sheralee and Lee, K. Y. and Dobb, Geoffrey. 2008. Duration of mechanical ventilation in an Adult Intensive Care Unit after introduction of sedation and pain scales. American Journal of Critical Care 17 (4): pp. 349-356.

Sedation and analgesia scales promote a less-distressing experience in the intensive care unit and minimize complications for patients receiving mechanical ventilation. To Evaluate outcomes before and after introduction of scales for sedation and analgesia in a general intensive care unit. A before-and-after design was used to evaluate introduction of the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale and the Behavioural Pain Scale for patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Data were collected for 6 months before and 6 months after training in and introduction of scales.Sedation and analgesia scales did not reduce duration of ventilation in an Australian intensive care unit.

dc.publisherAmerican Association of Critical Care Nurses
dc.titleDuration of Mechanical Ventilation in an Adult Intensive Care Unit after introduction of Sedation and Pain Scales
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleAmerican Journal of Critical Care
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curtin.facultySchool of Nursing and Midwifery
curtin.facultyHealth Sciences

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