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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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Scary statistics about concussions

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Head injury - Nursing Mnemonics. See more: http://www.nursebuff.com/2014/06/nursing-mnemonics/

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If you hit your head, here’s when you should see the doctor [infographic]

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Indications of a head injury. Pinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at http://Pinterest.com/sostherapy for therapy resources.

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