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Managing and treating cerebral aneurysm and aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2019
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module uses research and guidelines to highlight risk factors for cerebral aneurysms and their rupture, a clinical emergency also known as aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, and to discuss best practice for treating both. It explores the anatomy and physiology of the brain and blood vessels and discusses the management and complications of the condition, alongside nursing considerations, long-term care, discharge and rehabilitation.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Emma Bowles, Staff nurse, Neuro Intensive Care Unit, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.


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