Guidelines for Acute Head Injury Management

  • Carsten Kock-Jensen
  • Graham M. Teasdale
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


A head injury can result from many causes and is often complicated by extracranial lesions; discussion of the management of traumatic brain injury needs to be extended to include the general problems of trauma. If the management of the victim is to be most effective, a chain of care needs to be activated as soon as possible after an injury. This chain involves contributions from many different components, starting with the very early phase of prehospital management throughout hospital care and rehabilitation. In the last 10 years, physicians and health care planners have increasingly understood the need to have flexible but organized and integrated systems of trauma care, reflecting the widening appreciation of the importance of quality assurance in health care services.


Head Injury Trauma Care Severe Head Injury Italian Society Trauma System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carsten Kock-Jensen
    • 1
  • Graham M. Teasdale
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryAalborg HospitalAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurological SciencesThe Southern General HospitalGlasgowScotland, UK

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