The ABCs of managing increased intracranial pressure

Mohamed Toufic EL Hussein, Stephanie Zettel, Ashley M. Suykens


Increased intracranial pressure is a complex condition that could pose challenges to the novice practitioner. The authors of this manuscript established a mean of explaining how to care for a patient with elevated intracranial pressure in the form of a mnemonic. The alphabetical mnemonic is based on the key points of interest that address important aspects for caring for a patient with increased intracranial pressure. This paper highlights an innovative approach of piecing together the mosaic of intracranial pressure for students and novice practitioners.  The alphabetical mnemonic is further summarized in a table outlining the assessment of the patient, the nursing strategy, and when action is required. The mnemonic presented allows the practitioner or student to readily remember and recognize how to care for a patient with increased intracranial pressure.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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