Trauma involving the neck and spine may occur following blunt and penetrating mechanisms. The neck and cervical spine are assessed during the primary survey to identify any life-threatening injury, identify patients in whom airway control is required and provide spinal precautions when indicated. Specific examination features include the use of the TWELVE-C assessment and consideration of investigations to delineate the injury- including plain Xray, CT scans, Ultrasound or MRI, as well as nasal fiberoptic examinations.
Each kit is a collection of tools and resources to guide the effective delivery of a trauma education event. The kits are designed for use in any Queensland Health facility and can be modified by the facilitator to the needs of the learner, as well as the environment in which the education is being delivered.
Other resources and tools on the topic of spinal trauma.