[Scandinavian guidelines on the pre-hospital management of traumatic brain injury]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2008 Jun 23;170(26-32):2337-41.
[Article in Danish]


Head trauma causes the death of many young persons. The number of fatalities can be reduced through systematic management. Preventing secondary brain injury together with the fastest possible transport to a neurosurgical unit has been shown to be effective in reducing mortality and morbidity. Evidence-based guidelines already exist that focus on all steps in the management. This article, which was written by members of the Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee, presents recommendations on the pre-hospital management of traumatic brain injury adapted to the infrastructure of Scandinavia.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Brain Injuries* / diagnosis
  • Brain Injuries* / mortality
  • Brain Injuries* / therapy
  • Child
  • Emergency Medical Services*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Fluid Therapy
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Physiologic
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Scandinavian and Nordic Countries
  • Transportation of Patients