Reading Time: 2 minutes Cerebral edema from traumatic brain injury (TBI) with elevated intracranial pressures (ICP) is considered a neurologic emergency. Medical management with hypertonic solutions (HTS and mannitol) are the mainstays of therapy. Is one agent superior to the other?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Patients with head trauma or bleed may be in need of a device to relieve pressure in the brain in an acute situation. These devices can be placed at bedside with a Neurosurgeon and the help of the bedside nurse.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at high risk of developing neurocognitive impairment and poor neurologic recovery. What emergency clinicians do to prevent secondary injury can significantly impact the outcome of these patients.