Acute intracranial hypertension (ICH) is a life-threatening event. Any pediatrician should be able to perform its diagnosis, stabilization and initial treatment. Training by means of advanced simulation can improve the pediatrician’s abilities in the management of acute ICH, as well as decreasing errors and increasing patient safety. Primary care pediatricians are able to identify an acute ICH, but need to improve their treatment skills. Systematic analysis of professional’s performance during a simulated scenario permits to detect both strengths and weakness; these evidences should be used to improve training programs.
García AR, Fonte M, Erroz IO, Vázquez JAI, Vázquez LS, et al. (2014) Recognition and Initial Treatment of Suspected Intracranial Hypertension by Primary Care Pediatricians: An Advanced Simulation Observational Study. Emerg Med (Los Angel) 4:205. doi: 10.4172/2165-7548.1000205