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Criddle, Laura
June 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p78
Academic Journal
The article presents a question and an answer related to the irrigation of external ventriculostomy drainage systems in critical care nursing. The reader asked if it is an expected practice for critical care nurses to irrigate an external ventriculostomy drainage system with tissue plasminogen activator to break up blood clots to facilitate drainage.


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