Hydrocephalus and Shunts

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Hydrocephalus can be caused by a variety of different diseases and injuries, including those that cause disruptions to the absorption of CSF or an obstruction to the CSF flow. There are different treatments available for those with hydrocephalus depending on the individual, but they often involve the insertion of a shunt.

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Hydrocephalus is a condition in which there is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, increasing the intracranial pressure within the skull.


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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator with Epworth HealthCare. She has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching) and has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, orthopaedic, neurosurgery, emergency, aged care and general surgery. Sally is passionate about education in nursing in order to produce the best nurses possible.
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Kylie Butler
21 Oct 2022
Short but detailed.
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Melinda Kumar
23 Oct 2022
Enrolled Nurse
very informative and a great read.
Susan Golding
20 Oct 2020
Relevant , informative and educational
Dawn Shannon
15 May 2021
Informative and helped me understand hydrocephalus and the need for shunts better.
Hong Fung
16 Oct 2023
Very informative!
Jacinta Chamings
19 Oct 2020
Thank you. Currently on my PEP3 placement in Neurosurgery and was feeling veey overwhelmed with how much I didn't no this has helped to fill a gap in my knowledge
Madeline Burns
20 Oct 2020
Easy to understand, great source of general knowledge regarding basics of shunts and their management.
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Anne Cunneen
18 Oct 2020
Well written and informative.
Kate McCallum
12 Oct 2023
Registered Nurse
Good review and interesting to learn there a several types of ventricular shunts.
Linda Bennett
12 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Excellent information
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