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Table 6 Recommendations to guide sedative therapy according to ventilatory mode

From: Instruments for monitoring intensive care unit sedation

Ventilatory mode Therapeutic goal Therapeutic goal
  (Ramsay scale level) (GCSC points)
Assisted CMV (<24 h) 3 8-12
Assisted CMV (24-72 h) 3 8-12
Assisted CMV (>72 h) 3 8-12
Pressure controlled ventilation 4-5 15-18
Synchronous intermittent 2 13-15
mandatory ventilation   
Pressure support ventilation 2 13-15
Continuous positive airway 2 13-15
pressure