Neurocritical care is a rapidly growing specialty of complex care for the critically ill patient with neurological injury. This rapid growth has led to an increase in the number of important clinical trials to guide clinical practice and evidence-based care of the critically ill patient with neurological injury. Specialty-trained critical care nurses and advanced practice providers are integral members of neurocritical care teams and must remain informed about pivotal trials shaping practice recommendations. This article presents a summary of recent trials that have affected current practice and influenced care recommendations in the neurocritical care setting.
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