Title

Emergency neurological life support: airway, ventilation, and sedation.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2017

Institution/Department

Critical Care

Journal Title

Neurocritical care

ISSN

1556-0961

Abstract

Airway management and ventilation are central to the resuscitation of the neurologically ill. These patients often have evolving processes that threaten the airway and adequate ventilation. Furthermore, intubation, ventilation, and sedative choices directly affect brain perfusion. Therefore, Airway, Ventilation, and Sedation was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol. Topics include airway management, when and how to intubate with special attention to hemodynamics and preservation of cerebral blood flow, mechanical ventilation settings and the use of sedative agents based on the patient's neurological status.

First Page

4

Last Page

28

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