The essential treatment of patients with severe head injury is to increase cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) rather than to control intracranial pressure (ICP) in the past. Therefore, appropriately controlling blood pressure will help maintain both CPP and ICP. This article discusses the intensive care experience of a patient with intra-cranial hemorrhage. During the period the patient was hospitalized, the author used interviews, health evaluations, consecutive observations, and reviews of medical records to evaluate the patient's individual rehabilitation issues, in consideration of physiological, mental, sociological, and sychological aspects. In the study process, the patient was diagnosed with some health problems, such as ineffective cerebral tissue perfusion, ineffective airway clearance, and pain. The patient was offered with a specific caring plan which showed that music therapy improved the control of blood pressure and pain, and eventually helped the patient to be transferred out of intensive care. This experimental study hopes to provide insight on clinical care.
|Translated title of the contribution||Music Improved the Control of Blood Pressure and Pain on a Patient with Intracranial Hemorrhage: A Case Report|
|Journal||Medical Journal of South Taiwan ＝ 南臺灣醫學雜誌|
|Publication status||Published - 2006 Jun 1|