Codman ventriculostomy without monitoring - page 2
by classicaldreams 8,271 Views | 11 Comments
Hey all you neuro nurses. I have a question that is haunting me. I worked with a TBI patient in a trauma ICU a few weeks ago. Patient was s/p cranie, readmitted from rehab after change in mental status. Discovered his VP shunt... Read More
- 0Nov 25, '12 by Rhi007Ok here's the thing about codman VP shunts. Think of them like a pressure release the CSF builds up gets above the programmed pressure and the valve releases. I had one placed and chose that over an LP shunt on September the 14 2012 for intracranial hypertension after serial lp's over 14mths I had 9 of them and over 30 hospital admissions
Mine is set at 150mm H2O and so far Kruger has been a blessing.
Post operative obs are q1hr for 8hrs (such a pain as the patient) then obs PRN no ICP monitoring is indicated and when the valve releases the excess csf drains into the body just like normal and is absorbed by the body