Flashcards in ATI Unit 2 - Neurosensory Disorders (Josh) Deck (16):
Which vaccines have decreased the incidence of Bacterial Meningitis?
--- is a life threatening disorder that involves acute encephalopathy and fatty changes of the liver.
When are Brudzinksi's and Kernig's signs reliable for diagnosing Meningitis?
2 years and up
Which Meningitis describes the following CSF appearance?
- elevated WBC
- elevated Protein
- decreased glucose
- positive gram stain
What is the definitive test for meningitis?
What should we teach regarding postop for lumbar puncture?
client to remain in bed in flat position for 4-8 hrs
What do we assess prior to administering Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for pain from Meningitis?
temperature b/c they can mask a fever
Which type of Meningitis is corticosteroids useful for?
- help w/ initial ICP
Reye Syndrome primarily affects which organs?
When is peak incidence of Reye Syndrom?
flu season (Jan-March)
Reye Syndrome can be mistaken for:
Why is Vit K given with Reyes?
improves synthesis of blood clotting factors in the liver
If they have meningitis and decreased LOC, why should they be NPO?
risk for aspiration is high
Reye typically follows a -- illness such as --
Flu, Gastroenteritis, or Varicella
Meds for Seizures
Corticosteroids for ICP
Mannitol for ICP
Antibiotics for CSF leakage, lacerations, or penetrating injuries
Analgesis (acetaminophen) for head ache / pain