Measuring and monitoring ICP in neurocritical care: Results from a national practice survey

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Abstract

Introduction: The use of intracranial pressure (ICP) monitors is nearly synonymous with Neurocritical Care. Recent studies in nursing literature have report high levels of practice variance associated with ICP monitoring and treatment. There are no recent practice surveys to describe how critical care physicians and nurses who are familiar with ICP management provide care to their patients. Methods: A short survey was developed and disseminated electronically to the members of the Neurocritical Care Society. Results: The summary from 241 professionals provides evidence that there is significant practice variation associated with ICP monitoring and management. Conclusion: The results highlight the need to develop standardized approaches to measuring, monitoring, recording, and treating ICP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalNeurocritical Care
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Critical care
  • Documentation
  • ICP
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Standard practice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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