Discuss principles of airway management in the ICU patient.
Discuss principles of sedation and analgesia in the ICU patient.
Discuss the use of paralytic agents in the ICU patient.
Knowledge of airway management, sedation, and analgesia are essential components of care in the mechanically ventilated ICU patient. This knowledge is important to formulate a management plan that ensures skills for securing an airway, maintaining patient comfort during invasive mechanical ventilation, and maximizing short-term and long-term outcomes.