Raised intracranial pressure: nursing observations and interventions
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Raised intracranial pressure: nursing observations and interventions

Marco Tullio Suadoni Staff nurse, Haematology and Oncology Unit, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London

Head injury is a common occurrence that often leads to raised intracranial pressure (ICP). While the best care for patients with head injury might be in specialist neuroscience units, limited places mean that nurses working outside these units might also encounter patients with raised ICP. This article describes the pathophysiology of raised ICP in relation to vital observations and nursing interventions.

Nursing Standard. 23, 43,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.07.23.43.35.c7059

Correspondence

marco_tullio.suadoni@whittington.nhs.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review