Prevention of secondary brain injury: targeting technology.

  title={Prevention of secondary brain injury: targeting technology.},
  author={Linda R Littlejohns and Mary Kay Bader},
  journal={AACN clinical issues},
  volume={16 4},
Use of technology in the management of the severely brain-injured patient has increased over the past decade and can be confusing and overwhelming to the critical care nurse clinicians who are new to the field of neurology. This article will describe normal physiology and cerebral dynamics and potential abnormal physiology encountered after brain injury. The technology reviewed will include intracranial pressure monitoring, cerebral blood flow monitoring and autoregulation, cerebral oxygen… CONTINUE READING