Heads Up!

I am sure most of you are aware, but the updated NICE guidance for the Management of Head Injury Patients was published this month. The highlights include

- All patients with a head injury who are taking warfarin  require a CT brain regardless of symptoms.

- The paediatric guidance has changed slightly, have a close look, but ultimately we do not need to be scanning kids JUST because they are vomiting.

I have attached the updated adult and paediatric algorithms and also attached our updated  departmental adult HI admission proforma which goes a little further than NICE.

 

Mark