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.
Neuro Assessment: How to Assess An Unconscious Neuro Patient Like a Neuro ICU Nurse
A neuro assessment is a critical skill for any nurse (not just neuro ICU nurses) This goes beyond simple neuro checks. If you’re interested in improving this nursing skill, this article is for yo
Why is My Stroke Patient NPO? What To Do & Why
If you ever receive a stroke patient and they are NPO, this is why that call was made and how you should handle it.
Nursing Considerations for 3 Neuro ICU Meds
This is some quick info on a few very common meds you run into in the neurointensive care unit. However, please always follow your hospital’s policies and procedures. This is for informational purposes only and focuses on nursing considerations.. not going in-depth on the drug. Nursing Considerations for 4 Neuro ICU Meds Propofol or Diprivan […]
Noticing Subtle Neuro Changes for Nurses
Neuro changes are tough! It is really hard to know if someone is truly changing or if they’re just exhausted because we keep waking them up. Here are some of my neuro nurse tips.. Neuro nurse tips for newbies If your patient is in the intensive care unit, intubated and sedated on propofol, and you […]
Nursing Blood Pressure Management in Stroke Patients
Did you notice I love talking about strokes? I wanted to expand a little more on my previous post about them. Blood Pressure Management in Stroke Patients: Tips for Nurses Stroke patients are not like every other patient. There is special consideration that must be given for various aspects of nursing care, specifically in terms […]
Nursing Priorities for Ischemic Stroke Patients – From a Neuro Nurse
What are the most important nursing priorities for stroke patients? Oh, these are so important! I love my stroke patients. They have a special place in my heart. As a neuro nurse, I wanted to share what you should do if you encounter a patient having an ischemic stroke. These are the most important nursing […]