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Table 2 Point prevalence study: sedative and analgesic agents received

From: National survey and point prevalence study of sedation practice in UK critical care

  Received Highest rate of infusion (mg/h) Total dose (mg)
n (%) Reported, n Mean (SD)a Reported, n Mean (SD)a
Sedative agent
 Propofol 174 (71.9) 162 138 (87) 172 2052 (1734)
 Haloperidol 8 (3.3) 1 8 6.6 (3.8)
 Midazolam 21 (8.7) 16 7.1 (4.8) 21 97.2 (121.5)
 Clonidine 20 (8.3) 9 0.17 (0.18) 18 1.3 (1.9)
 Dexmedetomidine 4 (1.7) 3 3
 Ketamine 1 (0.4) 1 1
 Diazepam 4 (1.7) 0 4
 Lorazepam 3 (1.2) 0 2
 Olanzapine 2 (0.8) 0 1
 Thiopentone 2 (0.8) 0 2
Analgesic agent
 Alfentanil 76 (31.4) 74 2.3 (1.9) 76 40.9 (36.6)
 Fentanyl 66 (27.3) 59 0.15 (0.21) 59 1.7 (1.5)
 Remifentanil 24 (9.9) 22 0.57 (0.63) 21 9.3 (9.6)
 Morphine 48 (19.8) 20 4.3 (4.5) 46 57.8 (83.8)
  1. a Included only if reported for at least five patients