Case of the Month #39 Traumatic Brain Injury

Published 25/05/2023

Would you consider intubation?

CT imaging is of utmost importance to define his head injury. A balanced clinical judgement is needed, along with a capacity assessment. Cerebral agitation may prevent a patient being able to remain still for the scan. A significant delay may prevent urgent neurosurgical intervention. However, it is worth considering that there are significant benefits in being able to perform a continuous neurological assessment.