Hospitals & Services
Patient sedation should be goal-directed, rather than reflexively administered. Generally sedation should fall into one of the categories listed below:
In mild cases of agitation adequate sedation can be administered by regular and/or "pm" administration of one or more of:
Where an infusion is deemed necessary, this should be goal directed with a sedation end-point specified according to a designated sedation score.
Indications for Propofol sedation:
Post cardiac surgery
Post cardiac arrest
Predicted sedation of <12 hours
Coma with normal ICP
When sedation is no longer required, Propofol should be stopped and not weaned, unless discussed with SMO.