These are the most essential tips you need to know when you do your neuro nurse checks, all told from a nurse who has been there.
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Neurological Exam: Level of Consciousness. If you’re learning how to do neuro checks, one of the most challenging aspects can be distinguishing level of consciousness. Let’s go through each level of consciousness (LOC) that you’ll see and the main differences between them.
Working in intensive care is so different from the rest of the hospital. These tips for new neuro nurses will answer all questions.
What You’ll Learn Medications Diagnostics Surgeries and Procedures Monitoring Encouragement We continue our journey through neurocritical care nursing! Medications tPA – discussed in Neuro Nurse Tips, Part I Hypertonic saline (3%) – treat hyponatremia and/or cerebral edema Essentially saltwater Most likely need a central venous catheter FreshRN Podcast related episode: Central Venous Catheters 101 Resource: […]
We continue our journey through neurocritical care nursing with more neuro nurse tips for newbies!
This episode discusses some important meds (mannitol, hypertonic saline), different kinds of monitoring (ICP), diagnostics (CTA, MRI), and surgeries (craniotomies) that are pertinent to the neuro nurse. This episode is hosted by three neurocritical care nurses.
What You’ll Learn: Subdural hematoma Epidural hematoma Seizure Brain Tumors CPM Diffuse axonal injury This episode discusses a few disease processes that are typically seen by the neuro ICU nurse as well as a neuro floor. We chat about subdural hematomas, epidural hematomas, seizures, brain tumors, and diffuse axonal injury. And as always, this episode is hosted […]