Initial Assessment/Treatment (Spinal Cord Injury)


Background

Basic Anatomy

 

Primary Spinal Cord Injury

 

Secondary Spinal Cord Injury

 

Cord Compression Patterns

 

Treatment

CALL NEUROGURGERY

Immediate Resuscitation

Maintain Spinal Immobilization

Intubation

Neurogenic Shock

Spinal Shock

Steroid Protocol

  1. Give within 8hrs of injury IF neurological injury:
  2. Methylprednisolone 30 mg/kg IV bolus over 15 min THEN

 

 

Also see

INCOMPLETE Spinal Cord Injuries: