A few Neuro Q's.... - page 2

Can you guys tell I have a Neuro test coming up that is either going to make or break me??? 1) If you are assesing a comatose Pt, who is a 1 on the Glasgow chart for Eye response, do you open the... Read More

  1. by   pedseducator
    For those who have experience with ICP monitoring: Does anyone have a special procedure for securing an ICP bolt/monitor to the patient? We recently had one become dislodged during a linen change and the nurse to whom this happened asked if we could secure the apparatus in a better fasion so that this incident would not happen again. Thanks!!!!
  2. by   RoxanRN
    We coil the tubing around the site and then cover it all with a large tegaderm. If needed, we tape another loop to the side (away from the tegaderm). It's not a cure-all, but it helps. Just pay extra special attention to the ventric when moving the patient or changing linens.

    For bolts, the physician needs to make sure the bolt is secure in the head and the catheter is secure in the device. Again, if needed, we will coil the tubing and tape securely.