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Lumbar puncture, also known as spinal tap, is an invasive procedure where a hollow needle is inserted into the space surrounding the subarachnoid space in the lower back to obtain samples of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for qualitative analysis.
Nursing goals for a child with meningitis include adequate cerebral tissue perfusion through reduction in ICP, maintain normal body temperature, protection against injury, enhance coping measures, accurate perception of environmental stimuli, restoring normal cognitive functions and prevention of complications.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord caused by bacteria or viruses.
This is a 30-item NCLEX exam questionnaire about Degenerative Diseases and some questions about CVA. The items below will present specific patient conditions often seen in the acute care nursing units and/or the intensive care units. Test your knowledge about neurologic disorders and soar high on your NCLEX!