Neurocritical Care

, Volume 17, Supplement 1, pp 47–53

Emergency Neurological Life Support: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

  • Jonathan A. Edlow
  • Owen Samuels
  • Wade S. Smith
  • Scott D. Weingart
Review Article

Abstract

Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a neurological emergency because it may lead to sudden neurological decline and death and, depending on the cause, has treatment options that can return a patient to normal. Because there are interventions that can be life-saving in the first hour of onset, SAH was chosen as an Emergency Neurological Life Support protocol.

Keywords

Aneurysm Ventriculostomy Hydrocephalus Protocol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan A. Edlow
    • 1
  • Owen Samuels
    • 2
  • Wade S. Smith
    • 3
  • Scott D. Weingart
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.ENLS Course Co-Chair, Department of NeurologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  4. 4.ENLS Course Co-Chair, Division of ED Critical CareMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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