Evidence and consensus-based German guidelines for the management of analgesia, sedation and delirium in intensive care – short version

Jörg Martin, Anja Heymann, Katrin Bäsell, Ralf Baron, Rolf Biniek, Hartmut Bürkle, Peter Dall, Christine Dictus, Verena Eggers, Ingolf Eichler, Lothar Engelmann, Lars Garten, Wolfgang Hartl, Ulrike Haase, Ralf Huth, Paul Kessler, Stefan Kleinschmidt, Wolfgang Koppert, Franz-Josef Kretz, Heinz Laubenthal, Guenter Marggraf, Andreas Meiser, Edmund Neugebauer, Ulrike Neuhaus, Christian Putensen … & Claudia Spies
Targeted monitoring of analgesia, sedation and delirium, as well as their appropriate management in critically ill patients is a standard of care in intensive care medicine. With the undisputed advantages of goal-oriented therapy established, there was a need to develop our own guidelines on analgesia and sedation in intensive care in Germany and these were published as 2nd Generation Guidelines in 2005. Through the dissemination of these guidelines in 2006, use of monitoring was shown...