Do not squeeze the toenails or administer a painful stimulus to the foot to test response to pain in comatose patients as this may trigger a spinal reflex that may be seen even in brain-dead patients

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAvoiding Common ICU Errors
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)
ISBN (Electronic)9781451178814
ISBN (Print)0781767393, 9780781767392
StatePublished - Jan 3 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Do not squeeze the toenails or administer a painful stimulus to the foot to test response to pain in comatose patients as this may trigger a spinal reflex that may be seen even in brain-dead patients. / Suarez, Jose.

Avoiding Common ICU Errors. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP), 2012.

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