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ATLS Written Review STUDY GUIDE What is the primary goal of treating TBI? How is this done? After managing ABCDEs of TBI what MUST be identified if present? How is this done? Which brain lobes do... the following hold: 1. anterior fossa: 2. middle fossa: 3. posterior fossa: What are the 3 layers of the meninges? What does the dura mater adhere firmly to? What layer of the meninges splits into two leaves as specific sites to enclose large venous sinuses? What do these sinuses do? What is the midline sinus of of the brain that splits into two sinuses: bilateral transverse and sigmoid sinus? What side are these bigger on? What is the most commonly injured meningeal artery and where is it located? T/F: the arachnoid mater is fused to the dura mater? In a subdural hematoma, what is the cause? _______ fills the space between the arachnoid and pia mater? What location of brain hemorrhage is frequently seen in brain contusion or injury to major blood vessels at base of brain? The ____ and _____ contain the reticular activating system which is responsible for ____. What important function resides in the medulla? What important functions are in the following brain segments: 1. left hemisphere: 2. frontal lobe: 3. parietal lobe: 4. temporal: What divides the brain into supratentorial and infratentorial compartments? What is the physiology behind a blown pupil? What is the tentorial notch/hiatus what part of the brain most commonly herniates through the tentorial notch? does weakness occur on the same or opposite side of the uncal herniation? ____ pupillary dilation associated with _____ hemiparesis is the classic sign of uncial herniation. average ICP is _____ mmHg. The monro-kellie doctrine states that the total volume of intracranial contents must remain constant, because the cranium is ___ The monro-kellie doctrine states that _____ and _____ may be compressed out of the skull providing a degree of buffering. [Show More]

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