- Validating the Sedation-Agitation Scale with the Bispectral Index and Visual Analog Scale in adult ICU patients after cardiac surgeryR R Riker
Department of Critical Care, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
Intensive Care Med 27:853-8. 2001..To validate the Sedation-Agitation Scale (SAS) with the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Bispectral Index (BIS) in adult ICU patients after cardiac surgery...
- The frequency and cost of patient-initiated device removal in the ICUG L Fraser
Department of Critical Care, Maine Medical Center, Portland 04102, USA
Pharmacotherapy 21:1-6. 2001..The estimated annual cost in this 42-bed ICU was more than $250,000. CONCLUSIONS: Patients commonly remove medical devices on their own, and this represents significant consumption of health care resources...