The new progresses relative to sedation-analgesia for resuscitation unit lead to perform a
light and cooperative sedation as soon as possible in order to decrease the period of
mechanical ventilation. Dexmedetomidine (DEX), which is a central alpha-2 agonist, is the
referential hypnotic in this case with a reduction of the morphine-type use.
DEX was mainly studied in the bandage procedures for the burned adult. The aim of this study
is to evaluate the reducing effect of DEX on the morphine use in case of severe burnings for
adults, to describe the receivers of DEX and to report the procedure of this new molecule.