Prehospital Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

Stiver, S.I., and Manley, G.T. (2008). Prehospital Management of Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurosurgical Focus. 25(4):E5.
The authors conducted a literature review of the current protocols of prehospital practice and their impact on outcome in the management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) for the period 1980-2008. The article includes discussion of the management of brain oxygenation, blood pressure, cerebral perfusion pressure, and raised intracranial pressure in the field, as well as considerations for managing TBI during mass casualty incidents.
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