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Absence seizure Akinetic seizure Anencephaly Anterior fontanel Apgar
Atonic seizure Brachycephaly Brudzinski sign Cerebellum Consciousness Craniosynostosis Cushing triad Decerebrate posturing Decorticate posturing Delirium
Encephalitis Epidural hematoma Epilepsy
Ketogenic diet Leukemia Malignancy Meningitis Meningocele Myelomeningocele Neuroblastoma Neurogenic bladder Neurogenic shock Neurological checks Nuchal rigidity Obtunded Pancytopenia Posturing
Spina bifida occulta Subdural hematoma Ventricle Ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Cerebral palsy (CP) Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Diabetes insipidus (DI) Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Intracranial pressure (ICP)
Motor vehicle accident (MVA) Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) Ventriculoperitoneal (VP)
1. The nurse is caring for a child who has been in a motor vehicle accident (MVA).
The child falls asleep unless her name is called or she is gently shaken. This state of consciousness is referred to as:
2. The nurse is caring for a 3-year-old with an altered state of consciousness. The nurse determines that the child is oriented by asking the child to:
1. Name the president of the United States.
2. Identify her parents and state her own name.
3. State her full name and phone number.
4. Identify the current month but