Epidural Hematoma - bleeding between the skull and the dura mater [outer layer of the brain]. Caused by a skull fracture that ruptures an artery. Blood accumulates inside and presses against the brain. This will increase the ICP.
This is what happens with this type of injury- injury [you get knocked on side of the head], loss of consciousness, recovery period [wake up], you continue bleeding inside [can’t compensate any longer, ICP increases], you pass out again [neuro changes occur.] This is an EMERGENCY!!!!
Ask questions to help ID the type of injury and the treatment:
1- Did they pass out and stay out?
2- Did they pass out and wake up and pass out again?
3- Did they just see stars?

Epidural Hematoma - bleeding between the skull and the dura mater [outer layer of the brain]. Caused by a skull fracture that ruptures an artery. Blood accumulates inside and presses against the brain. This will increase the ICP.

This is what happens with this type of injury- injury [you get knocked on side of the head], loss of consciousness, recovery period [wake up], you continue bleeding inside [can’t compensate any longer, ICP increases], you pass out again [neuro changes occur.] This is an EMERGENCY!!!!

Ask questions to help ID the type of injury and the treatment:

1- Did they pass out and stay out?

2- Did they pass out and wake up and pass out again?

3- Did they just see stars?

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