Articles tagged "ICU"

Fentanyl-Based Ventilator Sedation Decreased Ventilator Days in ICU Patients

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The use of a fentanyl-based ventilator sedation strategy was associated with a reduction in ventilator time.

Organisms That Cause Sepsis Are Changing, and Sepsis Management and Recognition Has Improved

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Nice summary of the changing pathogenic organisms causing severe sepsis. This summary also displays how improved sepsis recognition and management has decreased mortality from 40% to 28% over the last decade.