(b) Monitor rectal temperature frequently.
Place patient on hypothermia blanket, as ordered.
Institute seizure precautions at patient's bedside. (Tongue blade,
(10) Maintain accurate record of intake and output.
(11) Prevent pulmonary complications associated with bedrest.
(a) Cough and deep breath every 2 hours.
(b) Perform gentle chest percussion, with the patient in the lateral
decubitus position, if tolerated.
(12) Continuously talk to the patient while providing care, reorienting him to
person, place, and time.
a. This lesson has introduced the basic nursing care techniques and procedures
involved in the nursing care related to the neurological system.
b. Review the lesson objectives once again. If you feel confident that you have
achieved the lesson objectives, complete the exercises at the end of this lesson.
c. If you do not feel that you have met the lesson objectives, review the
necessary material before you attempt the end of lesson exercises.