Non-traumatic Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

Author: Jamie G Cooper / Editors: Gavin Lloyd, Clifford J Mann / Reviewer: Peter Kilgour / Codes: HCPS1 / Publication Date: 21/09/2018

Description:

This session describes the management of presentations of non-traumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage in the emergency department.

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology, aetiology and pathogenesis of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH)
  • State the caveats in clinical presentation of SAH
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the pitfalls in diagnosis of SAH and the properties of commonly used investigations, particularly CT and LP
  • Recall the key management points to reduce complications such as rebleeding and vasospasm

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