Using bispectral index monitoring to gauge depth of sedation/analgesia

Using a specialized bedside monitor, clinicians can achieve individualized levels of moderate sedation/analgesia with predictive targeted brain wave values. Called the bispectral index monitor, this noninvasive device can be used without assistance from highly specialized clinicians.

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Acute pain management in the patient with a substance use disorder

Opioid addiction and substance use disorders are a major problem in the United States. These conditions are present in many of the patients admitted to hospitals. This article discusses nursing assessment, management, and evaluation of acute pain in the presence of substance use disorder and what to do when a patient with addiction is already in treatment.

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