Nelson Selvaraj

Writing an article provided a chance to gain valuable feedback

Despite being an experienced nurse and lecturer, Nelson Selvaraj initially found writing an article for publication a daunting task, but says the overall experience was hugely rewarding

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Use of dexmedetomidine infusion as a sedative drug for patients in the intensive care...

The administration of sedatives may present several challenges for critical care nurses. Evidence-based practice requires critical care nurses to remain up to date with developments in sedation management and ensure safe and effective use of sedative agents in their practice. Dexmedetomidine is a sedative drug that has been increasingly used in the intensive care setting in recent years. This article provides an overview of the pharmacological properties of dexmedetomidine and discusses nurses’ responsibilities in caring for patients receiving dexmedetomidine infusion.

Use of dexmedetomidine infusion as a sedative drug for patients in the intensive care...

The administration of sedatives may present several challenges for critical care nurses. Evidence-based practice requires critical care nurses to remain up to date with developments in sedation management and ensure safe and effective use of sedative agents in their practice. Dexmedetomidine is a sedative drug that has been increasingly used in the intensive care setting in recent years. This article provides an overview of the pharmacological properties of dexmedetomidine and discusses nurses' responsibilities in caring for patients receiving dexmedetomidine infusion.