Neurointensive Care - Capability Levels and Curriculum Reference for Stages 1-3
Last modified on July 26th, 2023
13.9.5 (F) – Applies physiological and pharmacological principles to reduce the risk of secondary brain injury in patients presenting with a severe head injury.
13.11.5 Demonstrates knowledge and skills in resuscitation of the patient with major trauma.
13.11.6 Manages inter–hospital transfers of adults and children by land, including time-critical transfers, in line with local and regional policy.
13.11.7 Manages the resuscitation, stabilisation and transfer of patients with acute neurological deterioration.
15.9.2 Delivers safe peri-operative anaesthetic care to adults for emergency intracranial surgery, CSF diversions, spinal surgery and endovascular thrombectomy.
HiLLO 12: Doctors specialising in Intensive Care Medicine understand the special needs of, and are competent to manage patients with neurological diseases, both medical and those requiring surgery, which will include the management of raised intracranial pressure, central nervous system infections and neuromuscular disorders.
Traumatic brain injury: an evidence based review of the management (including anaesthesia for trauma craniotomy) BJA Education 13(6), 189-195, (2013)
TBI and uk epidemiology, complications and mortality
Anaesthesia (e-LA) 03_20_04 Principles of the management of head injury and brain protection
Anaesthesia (e-LA) 03_20_05 Traumatic brain injury: an evidence-based review of management
Anaesthesia (e-LA) 03_20_06 Management and effects of raised ICP
12.1 Prevention of hyperthermia in patients with acute Brian injury
12.2 Transfer of the patient with traumatic brain injury
12.5 Management of raised intracranial pressure in severe traumatic brain injury
The management of traumatic brain injury should follow national and international best practice guidance 8.
Fever control to normothermia following traumatic brain injury, aneurysmal subarachnoid
haemorrhage, ischaemic stroke, or haemorrhagic stroke may improve outcome.
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