Cervical spine injury and airway management.

  title={Cervical spine injury and airway management.},
  author={Peter H. Ford and J. Thomas Nolan},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={15 2},
Cervical spine injuries occur in 2-5% of blunt trauma patients, and 1-5% of these injuries are initially missed. Data from the large National Emergency X-Radiography Utilisation Study have helped to define the problem in some detail. There is a consensus on how to clear the cervical spine in patients who are alert, but in patients with altered mental status… CONTINUE READING