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Reducing Intracranial Pressure in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Cindy L. Zerfoss, MSN, RN, ACNP-CS

Regular Price: $20.00
Online CE Expiration: 10/01/2019
1.3 Contact Hours
Presented by Ana

The goal of this course is to provide nurses with information on how to monitor and reduce, as needed, ICP in patients with traumatic brain injury.

List Price:
$20.00
ANA Member Price:
$15.00

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Course Details

Overview

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) refers to blunt or penetrating head injury that disrupts normal brain functioning, causing impaired thinking and memory, personality changes, and possible sensory and motor changes. Some people recover completely with no cognitive deficits; others remain in a persistent vegetative state.

TBI commonly leads to elevated intracranial pressure (ICP), which can have catastrophic consequences. ICP reflects the pressure of the cranial contents. The goal of this course is to provide nurses with information on how to monitor and reduce, as needed, ICP in patients with traumatic brain injury.

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the role of intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring in patients with traumatic brain injury.
  2. Discuss principles for monitoring ICP.
  3. Summarize methods for reducing ICP.

Presented by

Cindy L. Zerfoss

Cindy L. Zerfoss, MSN, RN, ACNP-CS

Zerfoss is a neuroscience acute care nurse practitioner at Centra-Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Location Details

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178

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