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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