Nadine Montgomery and Debbie Goode offer a literature review of spinal immobilisation practices in emergency settings
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.
Emergency Nurse. 22, 2, 18-22. doi: 10.7748/en2014.04.22.2.18.e1216Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 15 July 2013
Accepted: 08 April 2014
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