Icp monitoring

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    I am in 4th semester in a nursing program. I have to give a presentation on this topic using an sbar fomat........as the RN , give AM report to the care partner assigned to assist in the care for a client s/p frontal craniotomy with a ventriculostomy and icp monitoring...
    Last edit by kenjessy on Sep 15, '12
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    can you be more specific in the help you need.. If you are at work and unsure, please go to your charge nurse or other experienced staff with ASAP type questions.
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    I am in 4th semester in a nursing program. I have to give a presentation on this topic using an sbar format........as the RN , give AM report to the care partner assigned to assist in the care for a client s/p frontal craniotomy with a ventriculostomy and icp monitoring...
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    What have you came up with thus far.. What is a high ICP? What other things will you be monitoring besides the ICP? What precautions should you take before positioning, transporting, bathing this pt ??
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    Welcome to AN! The largest online nursing community!

    We are happy to help with homework, but we won't do it for you.....we need to know what you have done so far. I need to know what you have done so far so I can guide you to the best place to find the answers you seek

    First, What is SBAR charting/reporting?

    SBAR is an acronym for situation, background, assessment, and recommendation.

    Situation: Identify the patient and who is involved. Identify the problem/diagnosis, recent changes.

    Background: Review of systems, pertinent medical history (allergies, code status, chronic diseases, and disability), safety/ cultural issues, precautions, labs, medications, mobility status, mental status, next of kin, equipment, tubes, drains, medications, IVs

    Assessment: Plan of care, summary of current condition, catheters, drains, lines, tubes, treatments.

    Recommendations: Pending tests, suggestions or requests, physicians’ orders, what is to happen, where, when, and how, to-do items, anticipated changes, and outstanding issues.


    From VickyRN an asst admin here and the IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)


    How would this diagnosis fit in to this type of communication? What would be important to share about a craniotomy? What is the care of a patient with a ventriculostomy? What would be important information to pass on about this patient? What is an ICP?

    What questions do you have?


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