Posted: January 27th, 2018
Subarachnoid hemorrhage : 5 Warning Symptoms
A client admitted to the hospital with a subarachnoid hemorrhage has complaints of severe headache, nuchal rigidity, and projectile vomiting.
The nurse knows lumbar puncture (LP) would be contraindicated in this client in which of the following circumstances?
1. Vomiting continues
2. Intracranial pressure (ICP) is increased
3. The client needs mechanical ventilation
4. Blood is anticipated in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)