Tag: Cervical Spine Clearance

Cervical Spine Evaluation and Clearance in the Intoxicated Patient

Background: Alcohol and drug intoxication is common in trauma patients and a significant proportion of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries occur in patients with intoxication. A standard approach to both intoxicated and sober patients with suspected c-spine injury in many trauma centers …

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REBEL Cast Episode 50 – Intoxicated Patients can Equal Badness

Background: Visits to the ED for alcohol intoxication can create quite the clinical conundrum both for acute medical and traumatic reasons.  Acutely intoxicated patients, just like young kids, don’t always have the ability to communicate due to sedation, agitation, or …

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