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Resources for daily sedation holidays

Dunn J. Daily sedation breaks and breathing trials help wean patients from ventilators safely: The authors give advice on developing a nurse-implemented sedation protocol. Am Nurs Today. 2011;6(3). Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/741046. Accessed March 11, 2013.

Smith SL. Wake up and breathe!: An expert interview with Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI. Medscape Critical Care. 2008. Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/583399. Accessed March 11, 2013.

Resource for pharmacological responses

Barr J et al. 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.

Resources for spontaneous breathing trials and ventilator adjustments

Dunn J. Daily sedation breaks and breathing trials help wean patients from ventilators safely: The authors give advice on developing a nurse-implemented sedation protocol. Am Nurs Today. 2011;6(3). Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/741046. Accessed March 10, 2013

Fazio S. Weaning from the ventilator. Now @ NEJM: A blog for physicians about NEJM. 6 Dec 2012. Available at: http://blogs.nejm.org/now/index.php/weaning-from-the-ventilator/2012/12/06/. Accessed March 12 2013.

Heunks LM and van der Hoeven JG. Clinical review: The ABC of weaning failure—a structured approach. Critical Care. 2010;14:245.

Smith SL. Wake up and breathe!: An expert interview with Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI. Medscape Critical Care. 2008. Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/583399. Accessed March 10, 2013.

U. Pennsylvania surgical ICU. Weaning/discontinuation spontaneous breathing trials. Critical Care Medicine Tutorials. Available at: http://www.ccmtutorials.com/rs/weaning/page10.htm. Accessed March 11, 2013.

Resources for environment management

Wenham T, Pittard A. Intensive care unit environment. Cont Edu Anaesth Crit Care & Pain. 2009;9(6):178-183.

MedicineNet.com. ICU (intensive care unit): Tips for patients and families. Available at: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=79623. Accessed March 13, 2013.

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