How to Manage So-Called Unstoppable Bleeds in the Brain

Author(s): Bader Mary Kay

Contact Hours 1.22

CERP A 1.22

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: Medication Management, Neurology

Population: Adult

Role: Staff, Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Patients presenting with intracerebral (IC) bleeds must be identified quickly and treated emergently. ICU nurses must be involved in the care of this critical care patient population. Nurses must know the complexities and management of IC bleeds related to anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs. The session focuses on hemorrhage from trauma, as well as stroke. Nurses must assess, intervene with reversal agents, manage care in the OR/IR suite and the ICU and minimize complications.


  • Identify the pathophysiologic changes associated with intracranial hemorrhage and the necessary interventions to stop the bleed.
  • Relate the evidence-based recommendations from professional organizations as well as practice protocols for managing intracranial hemorrhage.
  • Apply information from case studies on the management of intracranial bleeds to improve practice in your own hospital.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.22 contact hours.

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