Thirst in Critically Ill Patients: From Physiology to Sensation
Learning ObjectivesAt the completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Discuss ways in which physiologic regulatory controls affect thirst.
- Describe the similarities and differences between osmotic and hypovolemic thirst.
- List at least 3 external prompts for fluid intake.
Continuing Education Information
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Successful Completion: Learners must read the entire article and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours. Multiple-choice exams not required as of 1/1/2016.
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