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.
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