Prehospital spine immobilization/spinal motion restriction in penetrating trauma: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)

@article{Velopulos2018PrehospitalSI,
  title={Prehospital spine immobilization/spinal motion restriction in penetrating trauma: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST)},
  author={Catherine Garrison Velopulos and Hasan M. Shihab and Lawrence L Lottenberg and Marcie Feinman and Ali S. Raja and Jeffrey P. Salomone and Elliott R. Haut},
  journal={Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={84},
  pages={736–744}
}
BACKGROUND Spine immobilization in trauma has remained an integral part of most emergency medical services protocols despite a lack of evidence for efficacy and concern for associated complications, especially in penetrating trauma patients. We reviewed the published evidence on the topic of prehospital spine immobilization or spinal motion restriction in adult patients with penetrating trauma to structure a practice management guideline. METHODS We conducted a Cochrane style systematic review… Expand
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