Evaluation of Brain Death

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Case description

Learning objectives in the video:
- to know when to consult donor services;
- to define brain death and differentiate it from severe brain damage;
- to know components of clinical brain death evaluation, including how to properly check for brain stem reflexes, how to perform an apnea test;
- to understand the utility of confirmatory imaging studies;
- to understand organ donation process after cardiac death.
Video by EMCrit

tags: brain death cardiac death donation brain stem reflexes apnea test brain damage


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