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An evidence review of prehospital spinal immobilization : traditional stabilization methods are overused

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by M Freauf, Nathan PuckeridgeNathan Puckeridge
Approximately 2% of all injuries that present to EDs are spinal cord injuries (SCIs). While overall incidence may seem low, traumatic SCIs are a serious matter. In fact, one reason for adhering to strict immobilization assessment and guidelines is the extreme cost of missing the diagnosis of a spinal injury. This may be why practices for immobilizing a patient’s spine prior to hospital transport have been largely unchallenged for the last 30 years.

History

Issue

2015

Start Page

43

End Page

45

Number of Pages

3

ISSN

0197-2510

Location

United States

Publisher

PennWell Corporation

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Not affiliated to a Research Institute;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Journal of emergency medical services.

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