Nurses part of sedation decisions, Dutch researchers' survey says

04/9/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

A survey of 277 nurses found 85% felt involved in deciding whether sedation should be used in a patient close to death, but that number dropped to 69% for nurses working in home-care settings, who cited procedural obstacles, researchers in the Netherlands reported in the International Journal of Nursing Studies. Nurses reported being responsible for monitoring the sedation, contacting caregivers, adjusting the medication and coordinating health care. "This study highlights that nurses are key participants in palliative sedation," researchers said.

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