Reducing Intracranial Pressure in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Reducing Intracranial Pressure in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Type: Article
Expiration Date: 10/01/2019
Location: Online


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Overview

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) refers to blunt or penetrating head injury that disrupts normal brain functioning, causing impaired thinking and memory, personality changes, and possible sensory and motor changes. Some people recover completely with no cognitive deficits; others remain in a persistent vegetative state.

TBI commonly leads to elevated intracranial pressure (ICP), which can have catastrophic consequences. ICP reflects the pressure of the cranial contents. The goal of this course is to provide nurses with information on how to monitor and reduce, as needed, ICP in patients with traumatic brain injury.

Key Learning Outcomes

  
  1. Describe the role of intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring in patients with traumatic brain injury.
  2. Discuss principles for monitoring ICP.
  3. Summarize methods for reducing ICP.

Presented By

  

Cindy L. Zerfoss, MSN, RN, ACNP-CS
Zerfoss is a neuroscience acute care nurse practitioner at Centra-Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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