This is a prospective, randomized, blinded study in which patients will be enrolled into either treated(BIS group) or untreated (non-BIS) group employing bispectral analysis to measure the level of sedation/analgesia in patients receiving neuromuscular blocking agents.
To collect pertinent data on critically ill patients while they are receiving NMBA's. In particular to correlate sedation/analgesic medication needs between a group whose medication use is determined by the values obtained by bispectral analysis to a group who will have medications delivered by the standard of care presently used in the intensive care unit in which they are being treated.
To document that patients who are monitored with bispectral analysis are able to achieve an appropriate level of consciousness in a shorter time and require less manipulation and amounts of sedative or analgesic medications than those who are not monitored.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Prospective, Randomized, Blinded Study of BIS Analysis in ICU Patients Requiring Neuromuscular Blocking Agents|
|Study Start Date:||February 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: 1
Standard of care
Sedation based on BIS value, oer treating physician discretion.
Sedation dosing based on BIS value, oer treating physician discretion.