Emergency Neurological Life Support: Intracranial Hypertension and Herniation

Robert David Stevens, Michael Shoykhet, Rhonda Cadena

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Abstract

Sustained intracranial hypertension and acute brain herniation are “brain codes,” signifying catastrophic neurological events that require immediate recognition and treatment to prevent irreversible injury and death. As in cardiac arrest, a brain code mandates the organized implementation of a stepwise management algorithm. The goal of this emergency neurological life support protocol is to implement an evidence-based, standardized approach to the evaluation and management of patients with intracranial hypertension and/or herniation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-82
Number of pages7
JournalNeurocritical Care
Volume23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Intracranial Hypertension
Emergencies
Brain
Heart Arrest
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Brain edema
  • Herniation
  • Hyperventilation
  • Osmotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Emergency Neurological Life Support : Intracranial Hypertension and Herniation. / Stevens, Robert David; Shoykhet, Michael; Cadena, Rhonda.

In: Neurocritical Care, Vol. 23, 01.12.2015, p. 76-82.

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