Ruptured intracerebral aneurysm causes instantaneous neurologic chaos and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The event initiates a cascade of physiologic and structural changes that manifest themselves in a variety of clinical symptoms. The critical care team of nurses, physicians, and therapists must rapidly identify the cause; understand the pathology; and use advanced assessment techniques, medications, and interventions to stabilize the patient and to counter the horrendous effects of the injury. Interventions that include endovascular aneurysm coiling and cerebral angioplasty are providing new options for isolating the aneurysm and countering the effects of vasospasm. Through an integrated team approach, recovery from ruptured aneurysm wilt be maximized

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