Spinal cord injury: acute care management
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Spinal cord injury: acute care management

Fintan Sheerin Lecturer practitioner in spinal cord injury, National Spinal Injuries Unit, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, and school of nursing and midwifery, University College Dublin

In the third and final part of his series on spinal cord injury, FINTAN SHEERIN describes the pre-hospital and emergency department management of patients

The first two articles in this series described the anatomy and physiology of the vertebral column and spinal cord, and examined the aetiology and patho-physiology of spinal cord injuries (Sheerin 2004, 2005). These provide a basis for understanding the presentation and management of spinal cord injuries.

Emergency Nurse. 12, 10, 26-34. doi: 10.7748/en2005.

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