Acute Spinal Cord Injury

  • M. S. Albin
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 1)

Abstract

Objectives:
  1. 1.

    To consider the epidemiology of acute spinal cord injury (SCI).

     
  2. 2.

    To become familiar with the basic physiopathology of SCI.

     
  3. 3.

    To understand the need for an organized continuum of care in the patient recognized to have acute SCI from the time of EMS extrication to rapid movement to a Medical Center capable of treating all phases of acute spinal cord injury.

     
  4. 4.

    To appreciate the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities currently in use.

     
  5. 5.

    To develop a regimen for the cardiopulmonary and anesthetic management in these cases.

     

Keywords

Permeability Catheter Dioxide Immobilization Neurol 

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