A group of classmates and I are having a debate on what is the nursing assessment highest priority after a patient with bacterial meningitis having a lumbar puncture done. Assuming the CT scan displayed no obstruction.
1. blood pressure
2. urine output
3. puncture site care
Many believe the headache is the highest priority because the LP can produce headache intensity.
Some believe b/p because of the meningitis and cushing's triad.