....or can it sometimes take a few hours after a patient's symptoms have started (mental status change/extremity weakness, etc.) to show up? I always thought you would see bleeding right away on a head CT, but a peer of mine says not necessarily. She states that is why neuro patients are usually rescanned within 24 hours. I decided to turn towards the experts (the neuro nurses) for the answer! Textbooks I have consulted have not given me a definitive answer.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!