Neurocritical Care

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 15–20

Measuring and Monitoring ICP in Neurocritical Care: Results from a National Practice Survey

Authors

    • Department of Neurology & NeurotherapeuticsUniversity of Texas Southwestern
    • Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Texas Southwestern
  • Hunt H. Batjer
    • Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Texas Southwestern
  • Kamal Abdulkadir
    • Department of NursingUniversity of Texas Southwestern
  • Christiana E. Hall
    • Department of Neurology & NeurotherapeuticsUniversity of Texas Southwestern
    • Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Texas Southwestern
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12028-013-9847-9

Cite this article as:
Olson, D.M., Batjer, H.H., Abdulkadir, K. et al. Neurocrit Care (2014) 20: 15. doi:10.1007/s12028-013-9847-9

Abstract

Introduction

The use of intracranial pressure (ICP) monitors is nearly synonymous with Neurocritical Care. Recent studies in nursing literature have report high levels of practice variance associated with ICP monitoring and treatment. There are no recent practice surveys to describe how critical care physicians and nurses who are familiar with ICP management provide care to their patients.

Methods

A short survey was developed and disseminated electronically to the members of the Neurocritical Care Society.

Results

The summary from 241 professionals provides evidence that there is significant practice variation associated with ICP monitoring and management.

Conclusion

The results highlight the need to develop standardized approaches to measuring, monitoring, recording, and treating ICP.

Keywords

Intracranial pressure monitoring ICP Documentation Critical care Standard practice

Supplementary material

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