Handling Difficult Situations

Handling Difficult Situations

Eelco F.M. Wijdicks

Print publication date: Mar 2014

ISBN: 9780199928767

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

In any acute neurologic condition situations come up which generate questions about management. In a deteriorating patient there is a strain in decision making and many acute problems are hard calls. This online resource includes solutions for these reoccurring dilemmas. Each topic is carefully chosen and reflects clinical practice. It addresses how to recognize treatable coma, how to judge the severity of traumatic brain and spine injury, and discusses how to recognize neurosurgical emergencies. Also included are chapters on recognition and management of acute respiratory neuromuscular failure, as well as errors in CT scan evaluation of acute neurologic conditions.