ICP monitoring in the ICU is more than just a number

Linda Littlejohns, RN

Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN

Linda Littlejohns is a neuro clinical nurse specialist and consultant who started her nursing career in South Africa before relocating to California.  Linda worked at a trauma center in California as the Neuro CNS before joining industry as a Global VP of Clinical Development. Linda currently practices as a neuro clinical nurse consultant since her retirement in 2014. In addition to her role as Past-President of AANN and co-editor of the Core Curriculum for Neuroscience Nurses, she has lectured worldwide on neuro topics, specifically neuroanatomy and multimodal management of severe TBI for the past 30 years.

Description:     
Optimal management of the critical neuro patient in the ICU depends on many factors and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is just one of them, albeit one of the most important factors. This webinar will identify the patient, options for ICP monitoring, factors that influence the ICP and additional information to be gleaned from ICP waveform analysis. 

Objectives:  

  1. Describe patient selection and ICP monitoring options according to the literature
  2. Discuss the pathophysiology of an intracranial insult and current treatment options
  3. Identify interventions during patient management and their impact on the ICP and ICP waveform
  4. Using a case study, demonstrate the benefits and potential complications of ICP monitoring

Intended Audience: Nurses & Physicians

CE Credits: This E-Seminar is valid for 1.0 CE Contact hours.
Natus Medical Incorporated is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16614, for 1.0 contact hours.