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By Jesse Hall, Gregory Schmidt

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The added lactate is converted to bicarbonate by the liver. The intention was for the bicarbonate to act as a buffer in patients with metabolic acidosis; however, this effect is not a clinically significant one. Furthermore, the added calcium may act as a binder for many drugs and impair both bioavailability and efficacy. Normosol/Plasmalyte are solutions supplemented with magnesium and altered with buffering agents that mimic the pH of plasma. They are not readily available and are not superior to unbuffered solutions.

Fentanyl has a rapid onset of action, within 2–5 minutes with an effect lasting 30–45 minutes. Fentanyl does not cause the release of histamine. • Meperidine should not be used in the ICU. The prodrug and active metabolite accumulate in patients with renal dysfunction, a common occurrence in the critically ill. The accumulation may result in prolonged opioid effect as well as neurotoxicity which may manifest as delirium, myoclonus, and seizures (Table 5-1). BIBLIOGRAPHY Gehlbach B, Kress JP. Pain control, sedation, and use of muscle relaxants.

Curr Opin Crit Care 2004;10:40–46. Liu LL, Gropper MA. Postoperative analgesia and sedation in the adult intensive care unit: a guide to drug selection. Drugs 2003;63:755–767. 6 SEDATION MANAGEMENT IN THE ICU D. Kyle Hogarth • No matter what the indication for intubation, providing the patient adequate comfort while being mechanically ventilated is imperative. • Many patients have memory of being uncomfortable while in the ICU, but this may in part relate to inadequate analgesia as opposed to inadequate sedation.

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