Recognizing cerebral venous thrombosis in adults

Review the anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, and complications of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Because this serious thrombotic disorder can be mistaken for a migraine, critical care nurses need to be familiar with the clinical presentation of CVT so that treatment can begin as soon as possible.

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Sedation in the ICU: A mindful approach to achieving a balance

Sedation is commonly required in the ICU. Critical care nurses need to be familiar with strategic sedation management techniques, including patient monitoring, appropriate sedative selection, and nonpharmacologic interventions. Multidisciplinary patient-centered care is key to achieving optimal patient outcomes.

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