Research Study - Minimising Sedation in Intensive Care patients

21st Jul 2021

ICU clinicians working in the UK, please consider distributing the following research opportunity to your ICU network, and if appropriate consider participation yourself.

In this phase (Phase I) of the programme, we aim to explore ICU clinicians’ views across the UK on why sedation optimisation is not achieved and to seek their suggestions for strategies that are likely to assist with achieving sedation optimisation.

We are therefore inviting any health care personnel with a role in influencing sedation management for critically ill patients, including prescribing, administering and/or advising on sedation management, to participate in the study. Clinicians who volunteer to participate will be expected to take part in a single interview, lasting 45-60 minutes. The date and time of the interview will be discussed and agreed with the researcher. Interviews will take place through Teams or Zoom and will be recorded.

Participation in the project is voluntary. Participants are free to withdraw at any time without giving a reason. They may also refuse to answer all or part of a question without justifying this decision.

On completion of interviews, participants will be able to choose to enter a competition for £500 to be used towards the expenses of attending a professional conference / forum of your choice during 2021 or 2022.

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