Dexmedetomidine (Precedex) Use outside of critical care

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Laura Frantz
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Dexmedetomidine (Precedex) Use outside of critical care

My organization's clinicians have divergent opinions regarding whether or not dexmedetomidine administration should be allowed outside of critical care/ ED patient care units (e.g., intermediate care for alcohol withdrawal).

1) Do you allow use outside of critical care for alcohol withdrawal?
2) If so, What setting(s)? intermediate care only or other type of unit?
3) Please share dose restrictions that are in place and monitoring requirements.
4) Do you feel that dexmedetomidine use for this purpose qualifies as a "chemical

Thank you!