The effect of routine nursing care procedures on the ICP in severe head injuries


The intracranial pressure (ICP) was monitored in a number of patients who were being treated by mechanical ventilation for head injury. The effect on the pressure of routine nursing procedures was studied. Fourteen out of thirty-three cases (group 1) showed small reversible rises in ICP during suction, insertion of a N/G tube, or i.m. injections. These were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01405841


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