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20 minutes, they have results superior to 3%
hypertonic saline for up to six hours. Another
benefit of this treatment is that hyperchloremic
acidosis isn’t caused by the sodium bicarbonate
solution, which is common with 3% hypertonic
saline administration. 3, 4
Patients with traumatic head injuries are associated with high morbidity and mortality and
are encountered by all EMS providers on a relatively regular basis. Some still practice permissive hypocapnia, which is often difficult to do
and comes at other costs.
Sodium bicarbonate is a medication with
many uses. It offers an accessible treatment
choice to patients with signs of increasing ICP
and is carried almost universally by EMS providers. It’s cheap, easy to administer, a familiar
medication and offers a simple way for EMS
providers to decrease ICP. JEMS
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2. Rickard AC, Smith JE, Newell P, et al. Salt or sugar for your
injured brain? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled
trials of mannitol versus hypertonic sodium solutions to
manage raised intracranial pressure in traumatic brain
injury. Emerg Med J. 2014; 31( 8):679–683.
3. Bourdeaux CP, Brown JM. Randomized controlled trial
comparing the effect of 8.4% sodium bicarbonate and
5% sodium chloride on raised intracranial pressure after
traumatic brain injury. Neurocrit Care. 2011; 15( 1): 42–45.
4. Bourdeaux C, Brown J. Sodium bicarbonate lowers intracranial pressure after traumatic brain injury. Neurocrit Care.
2010; 13( 1): 24–28.