Evaluation of a Sedation Vacation Protocol
Repository Posting Date2017-08-02T20:10:11Z
Author DetailsGeorgianne A. Summer, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC, Aspire Health, Nashville; Priscilla W. Hartley, DNP, RN, Augusta University, Athens, Georgia; Autumn M. Schumacher, PhD, RN, Augusta University, Athens, Georgia
Lead Author Sigma AffliationNon-member
Level of EvidenceN/A
The use of a sedation vacation protocol was evaluated in a medical intensive care unit. Only 67% of the electronic medical records documented that this protocol was used by the nursing staff. Continuing education should stress the need for using and documenting this protocol to improve patient outcomes.