Number (%)
Brain CTs ordered 752 (81)
Imaging requested X-Ray 511 (49.6)
CT scan 301 (29.2)
MRI 17 (1.7)
Ultrasound 23 (2.2)
Neurosurgical consultations requested 521 (54.8)
Complications in the ED CSF Leak 15 (6.2)
Papilledema 3 (1.3)
Hemotympanum 13 (5.4)
Death 9 (1.4)
Elevated ICP management in the ED Head elevation 113 (17.6)
Hyperventilation12 (2)
Osmotic IV therapy 49 (8)
Transfusions provided 71 (12.4)
Adverse events Wound infection 6 (0.6)
Pneumonia 33 (3.2)
Pulmonary embolism 1 (0.1)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome 10 (1.0)
Renal insufficiency 3 (0.3)
Acute renal failure 7 (0.7)
Urinary tract infection 8 (0.8)
Cerebro-vascular accident 5 (0.5)
Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation needed 10 (1)
Myocardial infarction 0 (0)
Deep vein thrombosis 3 (0.3)
Sepsis 11 (1.1)
Hydrocephalus 4 (0.4)
Osteomyelitis 0 (0)
Abscess 1 (0.1)
Epilepsy 6 (0.6)
Fistula 0 (0)
Post-traumatic stress disorder 0 (0)
Other psychological symptoms 0 (0)