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May 3, 2021

Spine Injury in Sports - Managing On Field Cervical Spine Injuries

In an ongoing effort to educate parents, coaches and medical personnel on best practices in sports safety, the Sports Institute at UW Medicine produced a short educational film demonstrating new National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)-recommended techniques for emergent treatment of athletes with a suspected cervical spine injury.

For Emergency Department management of the equipment laden football athlete: Watch from 9:28 to 13:43.


Credits

  1. The Sports Institute at UW Medicine
  2. NATA Spine Injury in Sport Group.
  3. James Ellis, MD, FACEP, Inter-Association Task Force Co-Chair and Sports Medicine Section Member

References

1. Best Practices and Current Care Concepts in Prehospital Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete in American Tackle Football

March 2–3, 2019; Atlanta, GA

  • Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NRAEMT, CSCS ;
  • James Ellis, MD, FACEP ;
  • Stanley A. Herring, MD, FACSM, FAMSSM ;
  • Barry P. Boden, MD ;
  • Glenn Henry, MA, EMT-P ;
  • Darryl Conway, MA, AT, ATC ;
  • Lance McNamara, MS, ATC, EMT-I ;
  • Timothy L. Neal, MS, AT, ATC, CCISM ;
  • Margot Putukian, MD, FACSM, FAMSSM ;
  • Allen K. Sills, MD, FACS ;
  • Kimberly P. Walpert, MD
  • J Athl Train (2020) 55 (6): 545–562.

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2. Consensus Recommendations on the Prehospital Care of the Injured Athlete With a Suspected Catastrophic Cervical Spine Injury

  • Brianna M. Mills, MA, PhD ;
  • Kelsey M. Conrick, MPH ;
  • Scott Anderson, ATC ;
  • Julian Bailes, MD ;
  • Barry P. Boden, MD ;
  • Darryl Conway, MA, AT, ATC ;
  • James Ellis, MD, FACEP ;
  • Francis Feld, DNP, CRNA, LAT, NRP ;
  • Murphy Grant, MS, ATC, CES, PES ;
  • Brian Hainline, MD ;
  • Glenn Henry, MA, EMT-P ;
  • Stanley A. Herring, MD, FACSM, FAMSSM ;
  • Wellington K. Hsu, MD ;
  • Alex Isakov, MD, MPH, FAEMS ;
  • Tory R. Lindley, MA, ATC ;
  • Lance McNamara, MS, ATC, EMT-I ;
  • Jason P. Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC, FACSM ;
  • Timothy L. Neal, MS, AT, ATC, CCISM ;
  • Margot Putukian, MD, FACSM, FAMSSM ;
  • Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH ;
  • Allen K. Sills, MD, FACS ;
  • Erik E. Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA ;
  • Monica S. Vavilala, MD ;
  • Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NRAEMT, CSCS
  • J Athl Train (2020) 55 (6): 563–572.

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