"improving intensive care in Scotland"

Neurological emergencies

CT brain

There are 9 pages on this module which take 30 min to read. The associated questions at the end should take 5 min and should be attempted only after the module is completed.

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Educational Objectives

After reading the module the learner:

  • Recognises acute presentations of neurological disease
  • Recognises the effect of systemic disease on neurological function
  • Describes the common causes of reduced conscious level
  • Recognises the important physiological principles of maintenance of normal brain function and the pathophysiology associated
  • Describes the management of the patient with reduced conscious level
  • Recognises the patient with neurological dysfunction who requires specialist input (diagnostic, monitoring, therapeutic)
  • Recognises the patient with neurological dysfunction who requires transfer to a specialist ICU and centre
  • Describes treatment of raised intracranial pressure
  • Describes management of status epilepticus

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