Management of increased intracranial pressure: a primer for the non-neuro critical care nurse.

@article{Josephson2004ManagementOI,
  title={Management of increased intracranial pressure: a primer for the non-neuro critical care nurse.},
  author={Linda Josephson},
  journal={Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={194-207}
}
  • Linda Josephson
  • Published 2004 in Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN
Brain edema and the resulting increase in intracranial pressure may be the result of several conditions: head trauma, intracranial hemorrhage, embolic stroke, infections, tumors, and alterations in cerebral spinal fluid production or absorption. At times, these patients may be treated outside of the neurological intensive care unit (ICU) for a variety of reasons. Therefore, general critical care nurses may find themselves in the position of caring for these patients. Maintaining expertise… CONTINUE READING