A Week in Review: Aug 14th - 18th
- BP control - some say <140, although data suggest 140 no better than 180. However AVOID Nitroglycerin and Nitroprusside which can cause elevated ICP
- Anticoagulation - hold all anticoagulation, recent PATCH trial in lancet suggest ASA reveral with platelets not helpful
- Seizure Prophylaxis and prevention of vasospasm
Unsure if there is significant arterial injury? Try using a pulse ox on the affected digit, compare to same digit on other extremity.
<85% concerning for arterial injury.
Too great to summarize, check out each one line summary from a great line up of speakers at the RESUS/EM conference!