Continuing Professional Development: Prehospital management of severe traumatic brain injury

OverviewThis Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module will explain how to treat a patient with a traumatic brain injury, with reference to elements such as the intracranial compartment, cerebral blood flow, and a practical case study. From this, a paramedic may enhance their practice around stabilising a patient with severe head injuries in a pre-hospital setting.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module the paramedic will be able to:Demonstrate an understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and elevated intracranial pressure (ICP).Perform an assessment of a TBI patient and formulate a prehospital management plan.Formulate a prehospital treatment plan for a patient with a TBI.Demonstrate the ability to make transport decisions for patients with a TBI.

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