Treating agitation with dexmedetomidine in the ICU

Jeanne Boyer
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN 2009, 28 (3): 102-9
Patients in the intensive care unit frequently experience delirium, anxiety, and agitation, with a variety of treatments used. This article discusses the role of an alpha-adrenoceptor agonist, dexmedetomidine, and its clinical relevance and advantages for the agitated patient.

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