Identifying Neuroemergencies

Paperback | October 1, 2015

byEelco F.M. Wijdicks

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Core Principles of Acute Neurology is a series of short volumes that handles major topics not found in sufficient detail elsewhere and provides useful context. Identifying Neuroemergencies provides practical information on how to best manage and triage patients in the first hour of admissionin the Emergency Department. Physicians consider a neurologic emergency when the patient has clearly worsened and their neurologic signs have changed. Correct decisions are imperative: any type of neurocritical illness demands immediate treatment in the emergency department. Neurologist can assistfurther with the successful triage of the neurologic emergency and this volume in the Core Principles of Acute Neurology will serve as a handy, concise, reference to both the neurologist and the emergency physician.

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Core Principles of Acute Neurology is a series of short volumes that handles major topics not found in sufficient detail elsewhere and provides useful context. Identifying Neuroemergencies provides practical information on how to best manage and triage patients in the first hour of admissionin the Emergency Department. Physicians consi...

Eelco Wijdicks is Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Chair of the Division of Critical Care Neurology, and Consultant, Neurological Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit, Saint Marys Hospital, Mayo Clinic.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 0.51 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199928797

ISBN - 13:9780199928798

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PrefaceIntroduction to the Series1. Defining Neuroemergencies2. The Unresponsive Patient3. Major Warning Signs: Headache, Vertigo, Syncope4. Treating Acute Neurologic Pain Syndromes5. Treating Movement Disorder Emergencies6. Triaging Seizures and Spells7. Triaging Traumatic Head and Spine Injury8. Triaging Acute Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke9. Triaging Acute Neuroinfections10. Troubleshooting: Errors and MisjudgmentsIndex