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No.12 ICP monitoring

Key Points

1. Written guidance is available on the management of Intra cranial monitoring
2. The nurse is assessed as competent and knowledgeable in the monitoring of ICP

3. An evidence based protocol is available and care plan relating to individual needs

4. A structured training and education programme is available for staff on ICP monitoring and includes:-

5. Accurate documentation including ; trace, event monitoring, waveform and interventions

6. Prompt recognition and action in changes to the waveform or numerical reading that are clinically significant

7. Information in the appropriate format is available to patients and carers/families

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