For some patients it will be enough to provide a quieter, more soothing ICU environment.1 Others will need pharmacological interventions or adjustment of their ventilator settings.([FOOTNOTE=Epstein SK. How often does patient-ventilator asynchrony occur and what are the consequences? Respir Care. 2011;56(1):25-38.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Barr J, Fraser GL, Puntillo K, et al; American College of Critical Care Medicine. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 2013;41(1):263-306.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
By carefully considering when and why you use sedation and appropriately managing patient discomfort, you may be able to reduce unnecessary sedation.3
Click on each of the boxes below to learn more about some of the latest thoughts and practices on how to manage the ICU patient’s agitation and discomfort, while potentially improving outcomes.2,3,([FOOTNOTE=Wenham T, Pittard A. Intensive care unit environment. Continuing Education Anaesth Crit Care Pain. 2009;9(6):178-183.]],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Today, as the spread of COVID-19 pandemic disrupts life around the world, our mechanical ventilators, respiratory filters, oxygenation machines and pulse oximeters are being used by healthcare professionals on the front lines of this fight. These and other critical medical technologies are helping to sustain life for those coronavirus patients with severe respiratory illness brought on by the virus.
Technical product support and training is critical for doctors and nurses who want to refresh their knowledge or for those with little experience in care for critically ill patients on the intensive care.
To provide these ICU healthcare professionals what they need to treat patients, to control the infection and to reduce contamination, we have consolidated all relevant product information.