How do medically induced COMA’s work and what makes them safe?

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How do medically induced COMA’s work and what makes them safe?


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A combination of sedatives and (sometimes) paralytics. We do it here in the ICU all the time. Often it’s done to stop people from bucking the ventilator, but also to reduce metabolic demand. People heal better when they’re breathing properly and all available energy is being devoted to the healing processes needed based on their individual case.