The majority of the nearly 18,000 new cases of spinal cord injury in the United States each year involve the cervical spine. Although the morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs associated with these injuries is very high, quality evidence to guide emergency management is limited. Our recent issue Emergency Department Management of Cervical Spine Injuries outlines the diagnosis and management of the spine-injured patient with a focus on recent updates and management of emergent complications.
To help you with the decision-making process, we’ve created a Clinical Pathway for Emergency Department Management of Blunt Cervical Trauma in Adult Patients.
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Last Updated on June 10, 2022