Pre-hospital treatment of the spinal cord patient

Rebecca Rimel, Richard Winn, Peggy Rice, Albert Butler, Richard F. Edlich, Ruthie Buck, John Jane

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The aims of emergency management of the spinal cord patient are to preserve maximal neurologic function and to assure that the emergency care will not expose the individual to additional neurologic injury. All health care personnel involved in the pre-hospital phase of the emergency medical system must be trained to recognize the mechanisms that produce spinal cord injuries and to initiate appropriate treatment. The guidelines for care of these patients are outlined in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-37
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1981
Externally publishedYes


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