Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Lecture 2

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Which of the following components is NOT included in the rigid cranial vault?

Lymphatic fluid

What is the most common condition associated with elevated ICP?

Head injury

What is the normal pressure range of intracranial pressure (ICP)?

10 to 20 mm Hg

What may significantly reduce cerebral blood flow, resulting in ischemia, infarction, and cell death (brain death)?

Increased ICP

What dire and potentially fatal event can result from increased ICP causing brain tissue to shift through openings in the rigid dura?


Explore the lecture outlining the definition, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic findings, and nursing care related to increased intracranial pressure (ICP). Understand the equilibrium between brain tissue, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid in the rigid cranial vault and their impact on ICP.

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