Emergency management of the head-injured patient.


The patient with severe head injury is a therapeutic challenge and demands all of the skills of the emergency medical specialist to manage traumatic injuries to the head, chest, abdomen, and limbs, as well as the specialized problems associated with respiratory care in a patient with raised ICP. The initial treatment is summarized in this article, which also reviews some of the most common types of head injuries and their sequelae.

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@article{Fink1987EmergencyMO, title={Emergency management of the head-injured patient.}, author={Matthew E . Fink}, journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America}, year={1987}, volume={5 4}, pages={783-95} }