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NAEMSP releases spinal motion restriction guidelines

The organization collaborated with ACS-COT and ACEP to publish “Spinal Motion Restriction in the Trauma Patient – A Joint Position Statement”

By EMS1 Staff

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A joint statement offering guidelines for using spinal motion restriction in trauma victims was recently published.

The National Association of EMS Physicians collaborated with the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the American College of Emergency Physicians to create the “Spinal Motion Restriction in the Trauma Patient – A Joint Position Statement,” which was published in “Preshospital Emergency Care.”

The joint position is meant to be used by EMS personnel, emergency physicians and nurses as a guide, and is not meant to be definitive.

“While this document is not meant to be the ultimate authority on this topic, it represents a collaborative, peer-to-peer effort between NAEMSP, ACS-COT and ACEP to build a consensus around improving care for trauma patients,” NAEMSP President Brent Myers said.

View the joint position below.

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