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CSF drainage


  • EVD in closed position allows for monitoring of ICP; open position allows CSF drainage

  • EVD (zeroed @ midbrain) w/ continuous CSF drainage may ↓ ICP burden more effectively than intermittent drainage

  • Consider CSF drainage if initial GCS <6 (w/in 12 hours of injury)



Adapted from Guidelines for the Management of Severe TBI, 4th Ed., September 2016, Brain Trauma Foundation.

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