Prehospital cervical spinal immobilization after trauma.

@article{Theodore2013PrehospitalCS,
  title={Prehospital cervical spinal immobilization after trauma.},
  author={Nicholas Theodore and Mark N. Hadley and Bizhan Aarabi and S S Dhall and Daniel E. Gelb and Robin John Hurlbert and Curtis J. Rozzelle and Timothy Ryken and Beverly C. Walters},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={72 Suppl 2},
  pages={22-34}
}
S pinal immobilization of all trauma patients with a cervical spine or spinal cord injury or with a mechanism of injury having the potential to cause cervical spinal injury is recommended. • Triage of patients with potential spinal injury at the scene by trained and experienced emergency medical services personnel to determine the need for immobilization during transport is recommended. • Immobilization of trauma patients who are awake, alert, and are not intoxicated; who are without neck pain… CONTINUE READING
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