[Scandinavian guidelines for prehospital management of severe traumatic brain injury]

Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2008 Jun 26;128(13):1524-7.
[Article in Norwegian]


Head trauma is the cause the death for many young persons. The number of fatalities can be reduced through systematic management. Prevention of secondary brain injury combined with the fastest possible transport to a neurosurgical unit, have been shown to effectively reduce mortality and morbidity. Evidence-based guidelines already exist that focus on all steps in the process. In the present article members of the Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee present recommendations on prehospital management of traumatic brain injury adapted to the infrastructure of the Nordic region.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

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