Flashcards in Increased ICP Deck (15):
Where are the common causes of ICP?
Trauma, hemorrhage, edema, tumors
What do you assess
Levels of consciousness (it decreases as ICP increases)
What is the earliest sign of ICP
____ level of consciousnes
The client will often appear ___, ____, and complaining of _____
Decrease level of consciousnes
The client will often appear restless, agitated, and complaining of headaches
What sign will appear in babies?
Late signs of ICP
Unilateral pupil dilation
The client may complain of
Projectile vomiting without nausea
How will vital signs appear with ICP?
respiration up then down
Heart rate up
What is Widening pulse pressure and how is it related?
Win systolic blood pressure goes up and diastolic continues to go down so they become further apart!!
A bad sign
What is Cushing's Triad?
1.widening pulse pressure
2.cheyne strokes respiration
You elevate the head of bed to?
10 to 30°, to promote jugular Venous outflow
What is the normal intracranial pressure range?
5 to 15 mm Hg
What medications will be prescribed?
Blood pressure medication
To the client to avoid?
coughing or sneezing