The Transition Of Sedative Medications From Icu To Hospice In A Septic Patient With Acute Perforated Diverticulitis

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An 89-year-old male with acute perforated diverticulitis status post left hemicolectomy and transverse end-colostomy was admitted to the SICU. In the SICU, arterial line was placed and patient was started on IV antibiotics and vasopressors for septic shock. With no improvement in his clinical condition, the patient’s family ultimately decided upon hospice. Throughout the patient’s clinical progression, different sedative medications were administered depending on the clinical state. This case discusses the patient’s sedation in the ICU for septic shock and the transition of sedative medications from the ICU to hospice.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 21-25, 2022.