CME 12/12/13 Cervical Spine Immobilisation

Here is Colleen’s talk reviewing some of the evidence behind c-spine immobilisation. Without appearing too negative, here is an interesting post titled “The Curse of the Cervical Collar” which has some of the references mentioned in Colleen’s talk attached as links.

Take home messages:

  • C-spine immobilisation has become a standard of care in trauma based on limited evidence of efficacy, and may cause harm in certain patients
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Dr James Wheeler

Emergency Physician, SCGH, WA, Australia

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