Pathway for Evaluation/Treatment of Suspected Ventricular
Shunt Obstruction or Infection
Patient with Suspected Ventricular Shunt
Obstruction or Infection
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Transfer Adult
Patient to HUP
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Critical ICP Management
  • Airway Management
  • IV Access, NPO
  • 3% saline (5 mL/kg IV bolus)
  • Consider Tapping Shunt
  • Brain CT for Hydro
Imaging Recommendations
  • Brain CT for Hydro
  • Indications for Shunt
  • Radiographs
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
Antibiotic Recommendations
  • for Suspected Shunt Infection
Posted: July 2014
Authors: G. Heuer MD; R. Marchese MD; J. Zorc MD; E. Schwartz MD; C. Harris MD; D. Albert RN; T. Metjian Pharm.D., J. Gerber MD, PhD,  L. Bell MD, J. Huh MD