Compression of brain tissues
Secondary injury results from:
Increased intracranial pressure (ICP)
Potential of brain herniation
Severe headache, typically sudden in onset
Evidence of head injury
Altered level of consciousness (may be comatose)...
C-spine precautions if head or neck injury is suspected
Elevation of head with C-spine control
Initial pre-hospital responder must ascertain neurologic defect to be able to note pr...
To OR if surgical intervention is indicated
To ICU if intubated, altered level of consciousness, or on IV infusion for BP control
Admit to neurologic observation u...
Brain imagining is a crucial part of emergent evaluation of patients with headache, HTN, and/or altered level of consciousness
Cautious BP control because acute lowering of BP to no...
Broderick J, Connolly S, Feldmann E, et al. Guidelines for the management of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage in adults: 2007 update: A guideline from the American Heart Asso...
431 Intracerebral hemorrhage
853.00 Other and unspecified intracranial hemorrhage following injury without mention of open intracranial wound, unspecified state of consciousness
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