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Prehospital Spine Immobilization for Penetrating Trauma—Review and Recommendations From the Prehospital Trauma Life Support Executive Committee

Stuke, Lance E. MD, MPH; Pons, Peter T. MD; Guy, Jeffrey S. MD, MSc, MMHC; Chapleau, Will P. RN, EMT-P; Butler, Frank K. MD, Capt MC USN (Ret); McSwain, Norman E. MD

The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care: September 2011 - Volume 71 - Issue 3 - p 763-770
doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182255cb9
Review Article

From the Department of Emergency Medicine (P.T.P.), Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado; Department of Surgery (J.S.G.), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee; American College of Surgeons (W.P.C.), Chicago, Illinois; Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (F.K.B.), Defense Health Board, Washington, D.C.; and Department of Surgery (N.E.M.), Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Submitted for publication February 1, 2011.

Accepted for publication May 19, 2011.

Address for reprints: Lance E. Stuke, MD, MPH, Department of Surgery, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans, 1542 Tulane Avenue 734, New Orleans, LA 70112; email: lstuke@lsuhsc.edu.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.