Articles tagged "Guidelines"

Guidelines for Imaging and Transfusion in Trauma

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

New NICE guideline recommend early, whole-body computed tomography for adults with major trauma; for trauma with suspected hemorrhage, use blood and tranexamic acid (TXA) instead of crystalloid for treatment.

Essential to Administer Antibiotics Immediately if Bacterial Meningitis is Suspected

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The amendment of the Swedish guidelines to remove impaired mental status as a contraindication for lumbar punctures without prior CT scan led to more favorable outcomes.