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Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
MEDICAL TERM FOR--->Stroke:A stroke is when blood flow to a part of your brain is stopped either by a blockage or the rupture of a blood vessel
Transient ischemic Attack (TIA)
(MINI-STROKE) is a stroke lasts only a few minutes. It happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly blocked.
craniotomy is the surgical removal of part of the bone from the skull to expose the brain
Client went through Frontal Craniotomy, What orders should the nurse expect for the patient?
Administer O2 at 2LPM (prevent hypoxia)
Administer Dexamethasone (reduce/prevent Edema)
Elevate head of the bed to reduce cerebral edema
Nursing intervention in taking care of patient with traumatic brain injury
Elevate Head of the bed
Provide relaxing environment such as quiet and
darkened room promotes rest and sleep and also helps reduce ICP and seizure episodes
What is Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid hemorrhage, a medical emergency, is usually from a bulging blood vessel that bursts in the brain (aneurysm).
If you suspect Spinal Cord injury, How do you administer 2 breaths to a patient?
With a suspected Spinal Cord injury, deliver 2 breath using Jaw-thrust maneuver
When should you deliver 2 breaths?
Two breath should be administered every 30 compressions
is a diagnostic test that can help your doctor find blockages in the blood vessels of your head and neck. These blockages can lead to a stroke or aneurysm. Using the catheter (a long, flexible tube), your doctor will inject a contrast dye into your carotid artery.
What happens during the procedure of cerebral Angiogram?
During the procedure, contrast is injected. Afterwards, Radiographic films are taken at various time intervals to visualize the intracranial and extracranial blood vessels. After the procedure, the patient should have fluid forced to help clear the contrast
What happens after the procedure (Cerebral Angiogram)
After the procedure the patient is kept on bed rest with the affected extremity kept,immobilized for atleast 4-6 hours to prevent compilation and bleeding at the site. The usual site is the femoral artery. The nurse would assess the site along with the pedal pulse. A weak pulse finding would indicate a complication
Patient with Parkinson's Disease
Unless there is difficulty with self feeding, allow the patient independence in self care activities. provide enough time for the patient to eat at his/her own speed
What is MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
A weakness and rapid fatigue of muscles under voluntary control.
A life threatening complication in which the breathing muscle become too weak. Signs are an increase in heart rate, Blood Pressure, respiratory Rate, cyanosis
Which cranial nerve deal with movement of the eye?
Cranial Nerve III(3), IV(4), VI(5)
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