Placing External Ventricular Drains

What is an EVD?
A temporary system that allows drainage of CSF from the ventricles to an external closed system.

Caring for a patient undergoing EVD placement Great clinical guideline series by the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Preventing Infections When Placing EVDs (video)

Potential placement sites:

Paine's Point

Fraizer's Point

Kocher's Point

If you are having trouble uploading the video, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x49rY0tZpVI

Pic source: http://www.brain-surgery.us/Drain_Placement.html#kocher

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