Intracranial Pressure (ICP); Nursing Care
by Cathy Parkes December 13, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021
A child with a head injury is at risk for elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). Nursing care to decrease ICP includes reducing hypercapnia by hyperventilating the patient, avoiding oral suctioning, keeping the HOB at 30 degrees, and keeping the head in a neutral/midline position.
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