This article highlights the potential benefits of using bispectral index monitoring, a new method of monitoring in critical care. The authors aim to stimulate research and discussion that will increase understanding of the benefits and limitations of using bispectral index monitors in critical care units.

Bispectral index (BIS) monitoring is new to critical care. The following case presentation and narrative describe our experience with this technology. Although this article highlights the potential benefits of using this technology in the critical care setting, our intention is to stimulate research and discussion that will increase understanding of the benefits and limitations of using BIS monitors in critical care units.

Recent emphasis on promoting comfort for critically ill patients includes optimizing the assessment and management of sedation and analgesia. The Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists...

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