Mancheril, Benjamin PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP; Kram, Bridgette PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP; Schultheis, Jennifer PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP; Kram, Shawn PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP; Trammel, Morgan PharmD, BCCCP; Liu, Beiyu PhD, MS; Jordan, Weston MS; Cox, Christopher E. MD, MPH
Consensus guidelines for pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in mechanically ventilated patients recommend maintaining a light level of sedation. Consistent attainment of target PAD assessments in these patients is often challenging. This was a single-center, prospective study. In the intervention group, a pharmacist provided weekly feedback to nurses on their success in achieving target PAD assessments compared with a historical cohort without feedback. Overall, 478 patients and 205 nurses were included. Weekly feedback to nurses on PAD assessments did not impact the achievement of PAD goals..