This episode covers spinal cord injury, including cervical spine clearance and pre-hospital, ED/trauma bay, and ICU management. Guaranteed to give you the confidence you need to *appropriately* toss that ill-fitting cervical collar in the trash.
- NEXUS criteria: https://www.mdcalc.com/nexus-criteria-c-spine-imaging
- Canadian C-spine rule: https://www.mdcalc.com/canadian-c-spine-rule
- EAST guidelines: https://www.east.org/education/practice-management-guidelines/cervical-spine-collar-clearance-in-the-obtunded-adult-blunt-trauma-patient
- Inaba et al. Cervical spinal clearance: A prospective Western Trauma Association Multi-institutional Trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27438681)