Question of the Week: March 24, 2000


An intraventricular drainage unit is positioned at 15 cm above the external auditory canal.  The bedside monitor reveals a pressure of 35 mmHg, however, there is no drainage of CSF from the catheter.  Identify 2 possible reasons for the absence of drainage.

 

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