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A ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the most common type of implanted CSF shunt system. 1,2 An estimated 33,000 CSF shunt placement procedures are performed in the US annually,with most being VPS. 3

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  • What is a VPS?

  • What is a VPS? A VPS, or virtual private server, is a form of multi-tenant cloud hosting in which virtualized server resources are made available to an end user over the internet via a cloud or hosting provider. Each VPS is installed on a physical machine, operated by the cloud or hosting provider, that runs multiple VPSs.

  • How do you know if a VPS is safe for MRI?

  • Monitor for signs of bleeding such as pallor, tachycardia, and hypotension, and notify the care team quickly. 14 If the patient is scheduled for an MRI, inform appropriate personnel that the patient has a VPS in place. Generally, all shunts used in the US are safe for MRI.

  • What is a dedicated instance of a VPS?

  • A VPS is commonly understood as a single, virtual machine on a piece of physical hardware shared with other VMs. Dedicated instances and hosts bring another level of isolation, control, and visibility to VPS hosting by placing the virtual machines on single-tenant, dedicated hardware.

  • What is a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS)?

  • Abstract: A ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the most common type of implanted cerebrospinal fluid shunt system. Nurses may care for patients who have undergone shunt placement or revision.