[PDF] Guideline on the management of alert, adult patients with potential cervical spine injury in the emergency department

Royal College of Emergency Medicine - RCEM
Royal College of Emergency Medicine
Publication date:
02 November 2010


This guideline provides recommendations on best practice for the initial management of alert, co-operative adult patients whose mechanism of injury has the potential to result in blunt or penetrating injury to the cervical spine. It also provides guidance on which patients should have imaging of the cervical spine performed and the imaging modality of choice.