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Sedation Vacation: Worth The Trip

Hogue, Michael D. RN, CCRN; Mamula, Staci BSN, RN, CCRN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000423826.55123.4f

Daily sedation interruption (DSI, also called a sedation vacation) can be beneficial for mechanically ventilated patients. Here's what you need to know about DSI so that evidence-based guidelines are followed when sedatives and analgesics are stopped temporarily.

At the University of Pittsburgh's Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., Michael D. Hogue is a staff nurse and Staci Mamula is a unit director.

Find out how to educate staff about the value of this intervention.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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