Identifying Neuroemergencies

Front Cover
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Central nervous system - 160 pages
Core Principles of Acute Neurology is a series of short volumes that handles major topics not found in sufficient detail elsewhere and provides useful context. Identifying Neuroemergencies provides practical information on how to best manage and triage patients in the first hour of admission in the Emergency Department. Physicians consider a neurologic emergency when the patient has clearly worsened and their neurologic signs have changed. Correct decisions are imperative: any type of neurocritical illness demands immediate treatment in the emergency department. Neurologist can assist further with the successful triage of the neurologic emergency and this volume in the Core Principles of Acute Neurology will serve as a handy, concise, reference to both the neurologist and the emergency physician.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Defining Neuroemergencies
1
2 The Unresponsive Patient
15
 Headache Vertigo Syncope
29
4 Treating Acute Neurologic Pain Syndromes
43
5 Treating Movement Disorder Emergencies
57
6 Triaging Seizures and Spells
71
7 Triaging Traumatic Brain and Spine Injury
83
8 Triaging Acute Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
97
9 Triaging Acute Neuroinfections
111
 Errors and Misjudgments
125
Index
137
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2015)


Eelco Wijdicks is Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Chair of the Division of Critical Care Neurology, and Consultant, Neurological Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, Saint Marys Hospital, Mayo Clinic

Bibliographic information