TITLE

The Canadian C-Spine Rule, used by nurses, accurately identified cervical-spine injury in patients with trauma

AUTHOR(S)
Meurer, William J.
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;1/18/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study investigating whether the Canadian C-Spine Rule (CCR), when used by trained triage nurses who averaged almost 20 years of experience, accurately identify patients with cervical-spine injury in patients who are alert and stable after trauma. The study found that the Canadian C-Spine Rule, used by trained nurses, had high sensitivity for identifying patients with cervical-spine injury in these patients.
ACCESSION #
65456980

 

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