Articles  |   June 2013
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Articles   |   June 2013
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ASA Monitor 06 2013, Vol.77, 50.
ASA Monitor 06 2013, Vol.77, 50.
A patient presents to your emergency room with a suspected traumatic cervical spine injury. He is wearing a cervical collar and is on a spine board. According to a recent study, which statement about different methods of removing the patient from the spine board is most likely true?
Immobilization of the spine in suspected spinal injury is a principle of trauma care. Early movement of a patient from a spine board to prevent pressure injuries is also a priority. For many years, ATLS teaching has been to log roll the patient off of a spine board. This also provides an opportunity for inspection and palpation of the patient’s back as part of the primary survey.
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