Ineffective cerebral perfusion related to increased intracranial pressure secondary to subarachnoid haemorrhage : An examination of nursing interventions

Shah, Lubna Iskhandar & Christensen, Martin (2012) Ineffective cerebral perfusion related to increased intracranial pressure secondary to subarachnoid haemorrhage : An examination of nursing interventions. Singapore Nursing Journal, 39(2), pp. 15-24.

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Abstract

Considered a condition of the elderly population, stroke will soon be the leading cause of death globally. In Singapore it is the fourth leading cause of death after cancer and heart disease. Subarachnoid haemorrhage, when compared with an embolic stroke, has a more devastating outcome because of the deleterious complications associated with it. Vasospam, re-bleeding and global cerebral ischemia are three of the most prominent complications. Therefore, nursing care and interventions developed to reduce the incidence of complications and optimise neurological function are critical in the acute phase of this condition. Using a casestudy approach this article will discuss and offer a rationale to a number of key nursing interventions based around a nursing care plan designed to reduce the incidence of complications.

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ID Code: 79466
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: nursing care plans, nursing diagnosis, stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Singapore Nurses' Association
Deposited On: 15 Dec 2014 04:49
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2014 05:29

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