The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) recommends that all mechanically ventilated patients receive analgesia, sedation, and delirium assessment and management while intubated. SCCM reinforced these principles in their 2018 clinical practice guideline on the prevention and management of pain,…
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Use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) or BiPAP can temporarily support ventilation during initial treatment in some patients with respiratory failure. However, many patients fail NPPV and ultimately need intubation. Early intubation or close observation can benefit patients at…
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