Key messages

• Advanced Trauma Life Support protocols should be applied to the head-injured patient.

• Hypoxia must be avoided.

• Comatose patients, postoperative neurosurgical patients, patients with a changing neurological examination, intubated patients, and unstable patients should be admitted to the intensive care unit.

• Monitoring the intracranial pressure can guide therapy.

• Therapy may include mild hyperventilation, drainage of cerebrospinal fluid, osmotherapy, diuretics, hypnotics, hypothermia, and other medications.

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