The newest Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) blog and podcast is here! This time we talk about head trauma. Get the key pearls and pitfalls as provided by Chip Lange and Mike Sharma.
Remember that the primary goal of treatment for patients with suspected traumatic brain injury (TBI) is to prevent secondary brain injury. This includes that computed tomography (CT) should not delay patient transfer to a trauma center that is capable of immediate and definitive neurosurgical intervention. This does not mean that CT should never be performed, but that obvious cases that need transfer should not be delayed by CT being performed at the initial facility.
Head Injury Classification:
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