Prehospital Cervical Spinal Immobilization After Trauma

Theodore, Nicholas MD*; Hadley, Mark N. MD; Aarabi, Bizhan MD, FRCSC; Dhall, Sanjay S. MD; Gelb, Daniel E. MD#; Hurlbert, R. John MD, PhD, FRCSC**; Rozzelle, Curtis J. MD‡‡; Ryken, Timothy C. MD, MS§§; Walters, Beverly C. MD, MSc, FRCSC‡,§

Neurosurgery:
doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e318276edb1
Chapter 2
Abstract

ABBREVIATIONS: EMS, emergency medical services

HAINES, high arm in endangered spine

ICP, intracranial pressure

Author Information

*Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix. Arizona

Division of Neurological Surgery and

‡‡Division of Neurological Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

§Department of Neurosciences, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Virginia

Department of Neurosurgery and

#Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

**Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary Spine Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

§§Iowa Spine & Brain Institute, University of Iowa, Waterloo/Iowa City

Correspondence: Mark N. Hadley, MD, FACS, UAB Division of Neurological Surgery, 510 – 20th St S, FOT 1030, Birmingham, AL 35294-3410. E-mail: mhadley@uabmc.edu

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