Sedation with Inhaled Anesthetics in Intensive Care

  • F. J. Belda
  • M. Soro
  • A. Meiser
Conference paper


Sedation is an essential therapy in the intensive care unit (ICU). Patients admitted to the ICU receive sedation for many hours and even days, largely because of their dependence on mechanical ventilation but also because of their poor general condition, high treatment and monitoring invasiveness, nursing maneuvers, and many other factors such as isolation, sleep deprivation, communication impairment, etc. [1]. Adequate sedation hinders the reaction to stress, prevents anxiety, increases comfort, and improves tolerance to endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation, thus facilitating nursing work [2, 3].


Intensive Care Unit Patient Volatile Anesthetic Activate Carbon Fiber Inhalational Anesthetic Status Asthmaticus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Belda
    • 1
  • M. Soro
    • 1
  • A. Meiser
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Critical CareHospital Clinico UniversitarioValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Anesthesiology DepartmentSt Josef-HospitalBochumGermany

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