New SSAI clinical practice guideline

The Clinical Practice Committee of the SSAI has published a new guideline:

“Scandinavian SSAI clinical practice guideline on choice of inotropic agent for patients with acute circulatory failure”

This guideline is like all SSAI guidelines published as open access in Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica.

The main conclusions of this guideline are summarised by the task force group:

“We suggest against the routine use of any inotropic agent in adult patients with shock. If used, we suggest using dobutamine rather than other inotropic agents for the majority of patients, however, the quality of evidence was very low, implying high uncertainty on the balance between the benefits and harms of inotropic agents.” 

Please find the guideline here and implement the findings in your clinical work in order to improve the quality of your therapy given to this challenging patient group.

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