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  • n. A neckbrace.
  • n. The position in which a trauma patient's cervical spine is immobilized to prevent possible or further spinal injury.
  • v. To immobilize a person's neck and head.
  • abbr. cervical spinal immobilization


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From cervical + spine


  • X is for x-rays you've had: Teeth, right ring-finger, C-spine I think it's called.

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  • And there was another paramedic in the window with him helping maintain the C-spine, holding the head.

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  • But for the wrist and the C-spine, ea ch carry-out was in some way, shape, or form a heart, brain, or breathing difficulty.

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  • Consider C-spine precautions due to forces required for injury

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  • I have a friend who is a paralized after having a C-spine fracture.

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  • Now, after 14 series, I daresay the committed ER fan could walk into any county hospital and confidently order a tox screen, CBC, chem-7 and cross-table C-spine with the best of them, prepare a thoracotomy tray and even, if pressed, remedy a pleural infusion for at least as long as it takes to get the unfortunate infusee up to the OR.

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  • Hard direct pressure for bleeding control in extremities, don't put organs back in, nothing by mouth for the casualty, cover sucking chest wounds with plastic, half-reclining in a position of comfort unless C-spine is compromised, then hold head and neck still.

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  • This would include situations such as choking, seizures, cardiac arrest and CPR, spinal cord or C-spine injury, extrication from a life-threatening situation and more.


  • Most were medicals: broken wrist, respiratory failure, anxiety attack, tachycardia w/confusion, asthma, fractured C-spine from a kiva diver\emdash the local parlance for tourists who tumbled into the underground rooms.} {\f35\fs24\insrsid1403488\charrsid14493608

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