Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring devices provide indication as to the volume in the intracranial cavity, which is constant under normal conditions. Elevation in ICP can be caused by any mechanism that increases volume of the three components of steady state or with the addition of a fourth component (mass, intracranial hemorrhage or cerebral edema) beyond the body’s ability to compensate. This document provides an overview of ICP monitoring, the devices used, guidelines and clinical evidence. The key products in this category include catheters, accessories, pressure transducer, electrodes, cables, and monitoring equipment. There are a number of suppliers with various features available on each system. HealthTrust members have exclusive access to a product feature summary profiling the devices. It can be found within the contract package on the Member Portal. If you do not have access to the Member Portal, contact your local supply chain administrator or HealthTrust Account Manager to request a copy of the matrix.

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