Managing patients with cervical spine injury:a literature review of spinal immobilisation practices in emergency settings

Nadine Montgomery, Deborah Goode

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Abstract

Common measures to establish spinal immobilisation at the scene of an accident include keeping the patient’s head still, applying a rigid cervical collar and transporting the patient on a rigid spinal board to an emergency department. This article reviews the literature about spinal immobilisation practices in emergency settings, including best-practice guidance and papers on immobilisation, imaging, rapport with patients and complications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-22
JournalEmergency Nurse
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2014

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