Dear Nurses

Friday, April 20, 2007

WHAT IF PATIENT HAS A BLEED INTO THE BRAIN?


IF YOUR PATIENT HAS A BLEED, HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL HINTS:
- follow MD orders.
- closely monitor neuro status and document.
- monitor for possible seizure activity.
- monitor vital signs and oxygen saturation(chp 5).
- medicate for pain and document results. Encourage patient to rest , as this will decrease the need for lots of pain meds. REMEMBER too much pain meds, may mask any changes in neuro status.
- educate family members about the need for rest , as this will decrease the need for too much pain meds and prevent secondary injury. Demands for oxygen to an already injured brain may be increased by too much stimulation.

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http://www.dearnurses.com/ AND ENJOY THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
STROKE SERIES -ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING AND

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