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Emergency Medical Minute


Dec 15, 2017

Podcast #281: Intracranial Hemorrhage Treatment

Author: Don Stader, M.D.

Educational Pearls

  • Types of traumatic bleeds include subdural, epidural, and subarachnoid.
  • Treatment for a traumatic bleed includes maintenance of systolic BP above 120 and seizure prophylaxis with phenytoin.
  • In atraumatic bleeds, treatment should focus on lowering  blood pressure to reduce bleeding.