6. Monitoring Neurological Function

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE,
  2. Beverley Ewens RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni BSc(Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA
  1. Philip Jevon,
  2. Beverley Ewens and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch6

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

How to Cite

Jevon, P., Ewens, B. and Pooni, J. S. (2012) Monitoring Neurological Function, in Monitoring the Critically III Patient (eds P. Jevon, B. Ewens and J. S. Pooni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337471

Online ISBN: 9781118702932

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Keywords:

  • Cerebral blood flow (CBF);
  • Cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP);
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF);
  • Consciousness;
  • Glasgow coma scale (GCS);
  • Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring;
  • Mean arterial pressure (MAP);
  • Monitoring neurological function;
  • Monitoring sedation;
  • Pain and pain relief

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • defi ne consciousness

  • describe the AVPU assessment of consciousness

  • discuss the use of the Glasgow Coma Scale

  • describe pupillary assessment

  • discuss the principles of intracranial pressure monitoring

  • discuss the principles of jugular venous bulb oxygen saturation monitoring

  • outline the monitoring of sedation

  • outline the monitoring of pain and pain relief