<< Intracerebral Hemorrhage In Anticoagulated Patients: Evidence-Based Emergency Department Management (Stroke CME)


Airway And Blood Pressure

ICH is a time-sensitive neurologic emergency. Diagnosis, treatment, and management must be performed in parallel with arranging disposition. One of the key elements of stabilization is airway assessment. Many patients with ICH require endotracheal intubation. Although it was classically taught that hyperventilation was a method to decrease ICP by decreasing CO2, this is not indicated unless it is used as a temporary measure prior to definitive operative therapy for decompression.91-95

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