Posted: June 16th, 2017
An 18-year-old client is admitted with a closed head injury sustained in a MVA. His intracranial pressure (ICP) shows an upward trend. Which intervention should the nurse perform first?
1. Reposition the client to avoid neck flexion
2. Administer 1 g Mannitol IV as ordered
3. Increase the ventilator’s respiratory rate to 20 breaths/minute
4. Administer 100 mg of pentobarbital IV as ordered.
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