CEN Increased Intracranial Pressure

CEN Increased Intracranial Pressure

CEN Increased Intracranial Pressure

CEN Increased Intracranial Pressure Overview (2020)

A brain injury or another medical condition can cause growing pressure inside your skull. This dangerous condition is called increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and can lead to a headache. The pressure also further injure your brain or spinal cord.

This kind of headache is an emergency and requires immediate medical attention. The sooner you get help, the more likely you are to recover.

CEN Increased Intracranial Pressure – Signs and Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Feeling less alert than usual
  • Vomiting
  • Changes in your behavior
  • Weakness or problems with moving or talking
  • Lack of energy or sleepiness

CEN Increased Intracranial Pressure – Causes

  • Too much cerebrospinal fluid (the fluid around your brain and spinal cord)
  • Bleeding into the brain
  • Swelling in the brain
  • Aneurysm
  • Blood pooling in some part of the brain
  • Brain or head injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Infections such as encephalitis or meningitis
  • Hydrocephalus
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke 

CEN Increased Intracranial Pressure – Complications

  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • Neurological damage
  • Death

CEN Increased Intracranial Pressure – Treatment

Increased intracranial pressure is an emergency. Treatment might include:

  • Medicine to reduce swelling
  • Draining extra cerebrospinal fluid or bleeding around the brain
  • Removing part of the skull (craniotomy) to ease swelling (though this is rare)

You may also be treated for the underlying cause of your intracranial pressure, which could be an infection, high blood pressure, tumor, or stroke.

Emergency Room Certification Courses (2020) – Most Current Exam Updates

There are several courses we have to offer emergency room nurse certification exam.  Each of the courses contain prep questions and/or online lectures.  For sample questions only; select the CEN Predictor Exam, CEN Question Bank or CEN Practice Questions Bundle.  If you are looking for questions and online lectures; select the CEN Review, CEN Online Review or the CEN Review Course Bundle.

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