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External Ventricular Drain. Top of cylinder. Pressure. Level Line . Laser Light. External Ear Canal. HOB elevated 30 º, head midline EVD cylinder height must be ordered Align laser light to external ear canal

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External Ventricular Drain

Top of

cylinder

Pressure

Level

Line

Laser

Light

External

Ear

Canal

  • HOB elevated 30º, head midline
  • EVD cylinder height must be ordered
  • Align laser light to external ear canal
  • Position cylinder on measuring bar by sliding connector bracket to ordered height
  • Example: Order- “EVD at 11 cm above external ear canal”
  • Align EVD cylinder by sliding connector bracket to the 10cm mark on the
  • measuring bar. “Pressure Level Line” should be at 10cm H20 (right side of bar)
  • REPORT:
  • New drainage from surgical site, change in neuro status
  • No drainage into cylinder for > 1 hour, system disconnections
  • Drainage exceeds ordered limits,
  • Clamp when transporting patients to procedures or other
  • Units.

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