Flashcards in Meningitis Deck (7)
What is Meningitis?
Inflammation of arachnoid and pia mater of the brain/ spinal cord
How is it transmitted?
Direct contact and droplet
What are the signs and symptoms?
Nuchal rigidity, tachycardia, headache, nausea, and vomiting
Meningitis can also cause _____ ____ ____
Increased intracranial pressure
What two physical signs are positive?
Positive Kernig's and Brudzinski
What are the nursing interventions?
Monitor LOC, vitals, initiate seizure precautions, maintain isolation, elevate HOB