Management of a patient presenting with Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) can be scary for any provider. Here is an important method of ICP management to consider for the prehospital environment.
Hoffman’s Sign, also commonly known as the Hoffman Response or The Hoffman Reflex is a type of muscle stretch reflex that can aid in your assessment of patients experiencing neurologic distress. Continue reading “Eliciting the Hoffman Reflex [Video]”
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine if a patient is actually unconscious or not. Here are 4 quick tips to give you an edge. Continue reading “Is Your Patient Actually Unconscious?”
Cushing’s triad, which consists of widening pulse pressure, decreasing pulse, and abnormal (often Cheyne-Stokes) respirations, is usually a significant indication of increased intracranial pressure. Unfortunately, this is usually a very late sign, and irreversible damage may have already been done. Continue reading “Intracranial Hemorrhage Pearls”