Spinal Immobilization. Erin Burnham, MD - email@example.com. To C spine or not to C spine ?. That is the Question!. Framework for Discussion. Who should be immobilized? How should they be immobilized? How can we Assure Quality?. Who should be immobilized?. Goal.
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INDICATIONS FOR PREHOSPITAL SPINAL IMMOBILIZATION
Robert M. Domeier, MD, for the National Association of EMS Physicians Standards and Clinical Practice Committee
Effects of Prehospital Spinal Immobilization:
A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials
on Healthy Subjects
Irene Kwan, MSc;1 Frances Bunn, MSc2
First Responder, EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P
Patients with a risk of cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine injury based on mechanism of injury and findings of spinal pain, tenderness or neurologic abnormality.
For actual or suspected penetrating trauma of the spine,then spinal immobilization indicated
For blunt trauma with mechanism for spinal cord injury, thenspinal immobilization if any of the following are answered “yes”: