Intracranial pressure monitoring (ICP) is a technology that assists critical care nurses in the assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care. The physiologic basis of intracranial hypertension (ICH) and ICP monitoring are reviewed. Types of monitors arc described. Advantages, disadvantages, and complications of fluid-filled versus fiberoptic systems are explored. Priorities in nursing care of the patient with an ICP monitor are examined

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