What is ICP: The pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid in the subarachnoid space between the skull and the brain. The pressure is normally the same as that found during lumbar puncture. Normal ICP: 5-15 mmHg (A sustained pressure above the upper limit is considered abnormal).
From Annoyed Nurse: THIS IS THE BIGGEST TIP I CAN GIVE YOU WHEN ANSWERING QUESTIONS ON AN EXAM OR NCLEX! If you memorize ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’, you can answer just about any nursing questions out there. If you are between 2 answers on an exam, always think of this chart and what is more important on the hierarchy!