head injuries

Nursing Interventions for Head Injuries

Nursing Interventions: Head Injuries Maintain a patent airway. Assist with endotracheal intubation or tracheotomy as necessary. Administer medications as ordered. Protect the patient for further injury by using side rails. Assist the unsteady patient with walking. Insert an indwelling urinary catheter if ordered. If the patient is unconscious, insert a nasogastric tube to prevent aspiration. […]