1412 Cervical spine immobilisation in ambulatory patients

Conclusion Cervical spine fracture was diagnosed in 30 patients each year on average over the study period. Fifteen per cent were not conveyed by ambulance. Over 70% of patients presented more than 4 hours after their injury. The most common site of injury was C6/7 (50%) followed by C2 (30%). Those patients who self-presented to the emergency department and were subsequently diagnosed with a cervical spine fracture suffered no adverse outcomes. Self-presentation to the emergency
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: RCEM Moderated Papers Source Type: research