Sep 15, 2021
The prehospital management of patients with moderate and severe TBI can be complex.
In this podcast, Marty Nichols talks us through managing patients with TBI in a prehospital environment. This involves avoiding hypoxia and hypotension, ensuring a safe transportation and getting to the right treatment centre the first time.
Notably, due to the nature of the accident, patients with a severe head injury also often present with other injuries. Managing multiple injuries at the same time has implications for how TBI's are managed and treated in prehospital settings.
First and foremost, clinician's should prioritise the prevention of hypoxia and hypotension when managing TBI patients. This includes effective airway management, however, airway management and the prevention of hypotension present some of the greatest challenges to clinicians.
Marty discusses the challenges in treating patients with TBI in prehospital environments. Furthermore, he discusses the processes in place which help to ensure that these patients have the best possible outcomes.
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