Exam 5 Content 3
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Exam 5 Content 3
Intracranial Disorders II
What is the leading cause of death and disibility in the US?
What is the highest risk age for head injury and what gender?
What is a bruise of the surface of the brain?
What is a contusion?
A bruise on the surface of the brain
When does edema peak after a contusion?
12-24 hrs after injury
What is the treatment for a contusion?
Monitor and control IICP
What is a momentary interruption of brain function with or without loss of consciousness?
What is a concussion?
A momentary interruption of brain function with or without loss of consciousness
What is the treatment for concussion?
Monitor 1-2hrs in ER
If loss of consciousness is suspected, should patient just stay home and me monitored or taken to the ER?
Taken to the ER!
A stroke has common signs and symptoms to _____?
A brain injury and ____ have common symptoms
This type of cranial bbleed has a rapid aterial bleed with a classic Sign/ Symptom of a breif loss of conscious, followed by a period of lucidity, followed by another loss of consciousness?
Epidural Bleed/ Hematoma
Explain an epidural bleed/ hematoma cranial bleed?
A Rapid Arterial Bleed, with sign and symptom of breif loss of consciousness, followed by a period of lucidity, followed by another loss of consciousness
A patient is experiencing a brief loss of consciousness, followed by a period of lucidity, followed by another loss of consciousness, what is she most likely experiencing?
An epidural bleed/ hematoma cranial bleed
This is a slower venous/ vastricular cranial bleed, that may dissolve by itself or need surgery?
This is a cranial bleed, that surgery is NOT an option.... ?
Intracerebral Bleed (bleeding into the brain)
This is bleeding into the brain and surgery is not an option?
If giving a patient fluid with an IICP, what type of saline would you NOT give?
No Dextrose, ex- D5LR
What type of pulse pressure should you watch for as a sign of a cranial bleed?
Widened Pulse Pressure (Cushing's Triad)
What is Cushing's Triad?
Widened Pulse Pressure
Monitoring for Cushing's Triad should be done when expecting ______?