Emergency Neurological Life Support: Intracranial Hypertension and Herniation

Rhonda Cadena, Michael Shoykhet, Jonathan J. Ratcliff. 2017 Neurocritical Care Volume 27, 1 September, Pages 82-88 Read More


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. © 2017, Neurocritical Care Society.

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Posted on October 23, 2017
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