Monitoring the Injured Brain

  • Simon Davies
  • Andrew Lindley
Part of the Competency-Based Critical Care book series (CBCC)

Key Points

  1. 1.

    Repeated clinical assessment through the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the cornerstone of neurological evaluation.

  2. 2.

    Ventilated head-injured patients with intracranial pathology on CT require ICP monitoring.

  3. 3.

    Invasive or noninvasive neuro-specific monitoring requires careful interpretation when assisting goal-directed therapies.

  4. 4.

    Multimodal monitoring using a combination of techniques can overcome some of the limitations of individual methods.



Cerebral Blood Flow Glasgow Coma Scale Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Severe Head Injury Spectral Edge Frequency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Davies
    • 1
  • Andrew Lindley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnaestheticsYork Hospital NHS Trust York HospitalYorkUK
  2. 2.Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK

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