When I first started in the ICU I was overwhelmed with all the different neuro diagnoses and how the treatments varied based on where the injury is located, what caused it, whether or not they’d had surgery yet…super confusing!
Here’s a handy little guide that briefly outlines the basics of the most common neurological injuries I see. I didn’t go into all the tumors and such because there are a million different kinds and I don’t see them that often. We also don’t do traumas so much (except for the subdural hematoma variety) as people who get into knife fights (and lose) go to one of the lovely trauma centers for specialized care.
So without further ado, here’s something to feed your sulci: Neurological Injury