Increased Intracranial Pressure

Increased ICP Symptoms - = Normal Ranges **Any patient that becomes acutely unconscious, regardless of the cause should be suspected of having ↑ ICP** Causes: · Mass lesion (tumor) · Cerebral edema: o Can lead to SIADH or DI o Do NOT lay flat.

Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP)

Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Vital Signs · Changes in vital signs o ↑ BP* o ↓ Pulse o Change in body temperature o Changes in respiratory patterns + rate*

A Quick guide to Increased Intracranial Pressure. Great website for nursing students and new nurses!! Pin now, read later!

A Quick guide to Increased Intracranial Pressure. Great website for nursing students and new nurses! Pin now, read later!

Got some more mnemonics to think about.  Heh heh, get it? 8) Altered Neuro Functions. Enjoy!

Icreased ICP Nursing Care o Adequate oxygenation § Maintaining a patent airway § Trach? o AVOID clustering of activities o Keep neck and head in neutral position o Elevate HOB o Frequent vital sign and neuro assessments o Watch for electrolyte.

Another great way to remember Decorticate Posturing is that you turn inwards toward your CORE. Also, abnormal posturing occurs with increased intracranial pressure. It’s a great way to observe for changes in LOC.

Another great way to remember Decorticate Posturing is that you turn inwards toward your CORE. Also, abnormal posturing occurs with increased intracranial pressure. It& a great way to observe for changes in LOC.

Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Vital Signs  ·         Changes in vital signs  o   ↑ BP*  o   ↓ Pulse  o   Change in body temperature ...

Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Vital Signs - Changes in vital signs - ↑ BP* - ↓ Pulse - Change in body temperature - Changes in respiratory patterns + rate

Another great way to remember Decorticate Posturing is that you turn inwards toward your CORE. Also, abnormal posturing occurs with increased intracranial pressure. It’s a great way to observe for changes in LOC.

“ Another great way to remember Decorticate Posturing is that you turn inwards toward your CORE. Also, abnormal posturing occurs with increased intracranial pressure. It’s a great way to observe for changes in LOC.

Wk 7 Study Guide: Neurological Assessment, Disorders of Consciousness, Increased Intracranial Pressure, TraumaticBrain Injury, Craniotomy - Medical Surgical Nursing 211sp09

Wk 7 Study Guide: Neurological Assessment, Disorders of Consciousness, Increased Intracranial Pressure, TraumaticBrain Injury, Craniotomy - Medical Surgical Nursing

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