Subarachnoid Haemorrhage: the hanging chicken sign

The pathophysiology, risk factors, and immediate diagnostic/treatment priorities

The lecture duration is 54min.

1 CPD Point, 1 CEU, 1 CME credit approval pending.
Accredited by CPDUK, CBRN and Provider Pending.

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Susan Yeager
Lead Neurocritical Care Nurse Practitioner at The Ohio State University, USA
Lecture Summary

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a major cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. The rapid diagnosis and treatment of the underlying source are paramount to ensuring optimal patient outcomes. This lecture will overview the pathophysiology, risk factors, and immediate diagnostic/treatment priorities when caring for these patients. Utilizing case studies, a review of possible sequelae with pre-emptive and reactive medical interventions will occur.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • State the primary causes of subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Describe immediate care priorities
  • Review potential late sequelae of SAH and treatment strategies
  • Observe typical radiographic finding of SAH