Based on the available data, it does not appear that cervical collars have any appreciable positive effect on patient care. However, at this point in time, they are the recommended treatment option. Hopefully this knowledge will help your daily practice by understanding the effects of cervical immobilization.
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Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Sit on the qSOFA: A pathophysiologic approach to qSOFA
The last few months have seen an enormous amount of controversy in the press, in the FOAMsphere, and in our ED hallways regarding the new consensus sepsis definition. The goal of this post is not to rehash the strengths and weaknesses of Sepsis 3, but rather to explore the pathophysiologic basis of ...
24-year-old male presents via EMS after being involved in altercation. According to bystanders, patient was noted to sustain several gunshot wounds from close range, notably to the left anterior chest and left upper extremity. On EMS arrival, patient was diaphoretic but awake, with GCS of 15, heart ...
- Oct 7th, 2015
- Justin Bright
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Current EM residents, as part of the Millennial Generation (born between 1981 and the present), now see this new technology as a way of life, and feel the need to be connected online at all times.5,6 As a result, many EM residents have abandoned the traditional lecture hall and textbooks, and have ...