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Table 3 Point prevalence study: most frequent combinations of sedative and analgesic agents and single sedative/analgesic agents

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

Sedative/analgesic agents n (%)
Most frequenta combinations of sedative and analgesicb agents
 Propofol and alfentanil 49 (20.3)
 Propofol and fentanyl 44 (18.2)
 Propofol and remifentanil 12 (5.0)
 Propofol and morphine 10 (4.1)
 Propofol, midazolam and alfentanil 4 (1.7)
 Propofol, midazolam and fentanyl 4 (1.7)
 Propofol, clonidine and alfentanil 3 (1.2)
Most frequenta single sedative agents
 Propofol 15 (6.2)
 Clonidine 5 (2.1)
Most frequenta single analgesicb agents
 Morphine 22 (9.1)
 Fentanyl 8 (3.3)
 Alfentanil 5 (2.1)
 Remifentanil 4 (1.7)
  1. a Combinations/single agents included only if reported for at least three patients
  2. b With or without additional paracetamol, codeine or bupivacaine