Littlejohns, Linda R.; Trimble, Brett
June 2005
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2005, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p37
Academic Journal
Presents an answer to a question that concern the use of ventricular drainage systems. Ruling of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses on the use of such systems; Devices used to measure intracranial pressure; Areas in which use of extraventricular drainage is common.


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