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Flashcards in Meningitis Deck (7)
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1

What is Meningitis?

Inflammation of arachnoid and pia mater of the brain/ spinal cord

2

How is it transmitted?

Direct contact and droplet

3

What are the signs and symptoms?

Nuchal rigidity, tachycardia, headache, nausea, and vomiting

4

Meningitis can also cause _____ ____ ____

Increased intracranial pressure

5

What two physical signs are positive?

Positive Kernig's and Brudzinski

6

What are the nursing interventions?

Monitor LOC, vitals, initiate seizure precautions, maintain isolation, elevate HOB

7

What medications are prescribed?

Antibiotics and analgesics

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