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.
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& a great way to observe for changes in LOC.
Each of the different lobes of the brain and the brain stem and their functions. Each lobe has a specific set of tasks, like the occipital lobe has to do with vision. The brain stem deals with basic bodily functions.