Neurocritical Care

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 15–20 | Cite as

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

  • DaiWai M. Olson
  • Hunt H. Batjer
  • Kamal Abdulkadir
  • Christiana E. Hall
Original Article

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • DaiWai M. Olson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hunt H. Batjer
    • 2
  • Kamal Abdulkadir
    • 3
  • Christiana E. Hall
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurology & NeurotherapeuticsUniversity of Texas SouthwesternDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Texas SouthwesternDallasUSA
  3. 3.Department of NursingUniversity of Texas SouthwesternDallasUSA

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