Prehospital Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury – 3rd Edition

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

April 20, 2023

Last Updated Month/Year

November 6, 2023

Document Type


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

This evidence-based Prehospital Guideline on the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury aims to address key topics in the prehospital management of TBI focused on diagnosis and management of primary and secondary brain injury.

Target Patient Population

All patients presenting with traumatic brain injury

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Infant, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Childcare center, Correctional facility, Emergency care, Long term care, Medical transportation, School

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, paramedic emt, physician, physician assistant


Diagnosis, Assessment and screening, Treatment, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D000070642 - Brain Injuries, Traumatic


traumatic brain injury, TBI, brain trauma

Source Citation

Lulla A, Lumba-Brown A, Totten AM, Maher PJ, Badjatia N, Bell R, Donayri CTJ, Fallat ME, Hawryluk GWJ, Goldberg SA, Hennes HMA, Ignell SP, Ghajar J, Krzyzaniak BP, Lerner EB, Nishijima D, Schleien C, Shackelford S, Swartz E, Wright DW, Zhang R, Jagoda A, Bobrow BJ. Prehospital Guidelines for the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury - 3rd Edition. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2023;27(5):507-538. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2023.2187905. Epub 2023 Apr 20. PMID: 37079803.

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Number of Source Documents
Literature Search Start Date
May 1, 2005
Literature Search End Date
November 1, 2019