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Benzodiazepines and Sedative Agents

Benzodiazepines and Sedative Agents

Benzodiazepines and Sedative Agents

Sue Hill
Sue Hill
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 11 May 2018
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Last updated: 29 May 2018

Reference: 189058

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This session describes the use of benzodiazepines in anaesthesia and intensive care. Other sedative agents are compared with benzodiazepines, particularly those that are available for use in the intensive care setting.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Classify benzodiazepine drugs according to their duration of action
• Describe the mechanism of action of benzodiazepines
• Describe the clinical uses of benzodiazepines
• Describe other oral sedative agents that are available
• Compare sedative agents used by continuous infusion in the intensive care unit
Sue Hill

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Sue Hill
on behalf of Health Education England

Sue Hill studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, with her final year in Pharmacology. She then spent three years in the Pharmacology Department in Cambridge completing a PhD that looked into possible mechanisms of general anaesthetic action. During that time she became fascinated by anaesthesia and undertook her medical training in Cambridge.

Sue is currently a Consultant.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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