Veterans with PTSD Require More Sedation in ICU, Kebbe Finds

Updated February 18, 2016

In a review of patient records, Jad Kebbe, MD, found that veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder admitted to the intensive care unit and treated with mechanical ventilation had higher sedation requirements. “Their care should incorporate proper awareness of their PTSD, with particular attention to their sedation regimen,” said Kebbe, a fellow in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.