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Title: Aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage--part 1: Pre-operative nursing management diagnosis, complications and treatment: a composite case study.
Austin Authors: Scanlon, Andrew
Affiliation: Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 8-Jul-2004
Publication information: Contemporary Nurse; 17(1-2): 80-8
Abstract: Patients who survive an Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage or ASAH describe it as being the worst headache ever, multiplied one hundred-times over. It is a debilitating and life threatening condition, which affects approximately 6.5 people per 100,000 throughout Australia and New Zealand every year (The ACROSS group, 2000). When caring for a patient post Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage or ASAH meticulous monitoring of the patient's neurological, cardiovascular, hepatic, endocrine, renal, and respiratory functions are vital. Due to both the initial ASAH and its complications such as rebleed, cerebral vasospasm, hydrocephalus, cerebral oedema, seizures as well as adverse reactions to counteract these potential problems. All of, which can cause significant long-term morbidity as well as potential mortality if left, undiagnosed and untreated. The following article presets a composite patient highlighting clinical manifestations of ASAH, its associated complications as well as various methods of detecting, preventing and treating them.
Gov't Doc #: 17929738
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Australia
Glasgow Coma Scale
Intracranial Aneurysm.complications
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic.methods.nursing
New Zealand
Nimodipine.therapeutic use
Nursing Assessment
Nursing Diagnosis.methods
Patient Care Planning
Preoperative Care.methods.nursing
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.diagnosis.etiology.nursing
Vasodilator Agents.therapeutic use
Vasospasm, Intracranial.etiology
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