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Increased intracranial pressure (IICP), a major and common complication in
patients with a pathological condition, may lead to death or disability. IICP occurs
when the volumes of three intracranial components, namely, the brain, the circulatory
system, and the cerebrospinal ﬂuid (CSF), increase and exceed the brain’s capacity to
maintain its balance. IICP may also be caused by some nursing activities, such as putting
the patient in a wrong position, ineffcient suction, turning of the body, failure to regulate body temperature, and monitoring problems.
Therefore, it is necessary that nurses possess an accurate understanding of IICP
and improve their nursing quality based on empirical evidence. By monitoring and
evaluating patients’ symptoms, nurses would be able to timely prevent an increase in
intracranial pressure, help the patients to have prompt treatment and effective recovery,
alleviate the severity of the disease, and reduce disability risks and mortality rate.
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