Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)

First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Check level of consciousness.
  • Secure the airway if obstruction and/or aspiration is imminent or suspected.
  • Monitor and manage blood pressure (as this is commonly the precipitating factor for ICH).
  • Upon stabilization of ABCs, obtain a non-contrast CT scan of the brain.
  • Correct any known coagulopathy.

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Last updated: May 5, 2010