Trauma 2

Trauma of the Head, Spine, Face, Neck

Fellow Reading Assignment:  Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, 8th Edition chapters 257, 258, 259, 260


Increased ICP and Herniation, Code Brain, EMCrit Podcast 2012, Weingart

Nexus vs the Canadian C-spine rule, EM docs, Yuan

NEXUS and Canadian C-spine rule flow chart, EMCrit 2012 

and flow algorithm

Canadian C-spine rule vs NEXUS, NEJM 2003


Clinical clearance of the cervical spine in blunt trauma patients younger than 3 years: a multi-center study of the american association for the surgery of trauma. J Trauma 2009, Pieretti-Vanmarcke et al


Absence of clinical findings reliably excludes unstable cervical spine injuries in children 5 years or younger. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015, Hale MD et al, summary on


Managing the Hanging Injury, EMdocs 2016, Hua 


The anticoagulated patient with head trauma.  Whats the disposition?  EMdocs 2016, Long 


Burr Holes for uncal herniation in remote ED’s, Mayo Clinic 2015, Bellew


Emergent Burr Hole in the ED, for Decompression of Epidural or Subdural, Hopkins 2012


2011 CDC Trauma Triage Guidelines