Assessment and management of a child with suspected acute neck injury.

Jones, C. (2012) Assessment and management of a child with suspected acute neck injury. Nursing children and young people, 24 (3). pp. 29-33. ISSN 20462336 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Any child presenting at an emergency department after trauma, such as road traffic accidents, falls, sports and head injuries, should be assessed for risk of injury to the cervical spine. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the assessment and nursing management of a child with a suspected cervical spine injury. Basic anatomy is covered along with neck injury assessment, how to measure a cervical collar correctly, safe immobilisation, and communication.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acute disease, article, child, human, neck injury, nursing, nursing assessment, Acute Disease, Child, Humans, Neck Injuries, Nursing Assessment
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR) > Quality of Care
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2017 10:24
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2274

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