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Increased ICP Symptoms (0 - 15) = Normal Ranges **Any patient that becomes acutely unconscious, regardless of the cause should be suspected of having ↑ ICP** Causes: · Mass lesion (tumor) · Cerebral edema: o Can lead to SIADH or DI o Do NOT lay flat (might have edema in brain) o Reaches peak in 2 – 4 days, then subsides unless there is underlying pathology (cancer, DM, etc.) o Treatment: § Mannitol § Hypertonic Saline § Surgery (depending on cause trauma v. brain tumor) · NOT done if…

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8+ Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke) Nursing Care Plans

In this post you'll find 8 stroke nursing care plans (NCP). Stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), brain attack, is a sudden impairment of cerebral circulation in one or more blood vessels supplying the brain.