The coma stimulation techniques mentioned here are not the only methods that can be used; coma stimulation programs should be individualized. Families should be encouraged to participate even while the patient is in the ICU. Recovery from coma is often long and tedious, but with use of a coma stimulation program, there is hope for recovery from coma. Because the process of coma recovery is unclear, research is still needed. Critical care nurses have an opportunity to participate in coma recovery by incorporating these stimulation techniques into their practice.

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