Emergency neurological life support: airway, ventilation, and sedation.
Critical Care, Medical Education
Airway Management, Algorithms, Analgesia, Anesthetics, Brain Injuries, Deep Sedation, Emergency Medical Services, Humans, Hypnotics and Sedatives, Intubation, Intratracheal, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Respiration, Artificial, Respiratory Insufficiency
Airway management is central to the resuscitation of the neurologically ill. These patients often have evolving processes that threaten the airway and adequate ventilation. Therefore, airway, ventilation, and sedation were chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support (ENLS) protocol. Reviewed topics include airway management; the decision to intubate; when and how to intubate with attention to cardiovascular status; mechanical ventilation settings; and the use of sedation, including how to select sedative agents based on the patient's neurological status.
Seder, David B; Riker, Richard R; Jagoda, Andy; Smith, Wade S; and Weingart, Scott D, "Emergency neurological life support: airway, ventilation, and sedation." (2012). Maine Medical Center. 2035.