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*

Cushing’s triad (Hypertension, bradycardia and irregular respirations) is one of the classic sign for elevated intracranial pressure. Hypertension is due to maintain cerebral perfusion pressure (Cerebral perfusion pressure = Mean arterial pressure – Intracranial pressure), when ICP increases cerebral perfusion must somehow maintained above 50 mm Hg). Bradycardia is a reflex response to hypertension and …

Cushing's Triad vs Shock - Nursing Guide

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.

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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.

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

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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