Keywords

evaluation, injury, management, spinal, trauma, vertebral

Abstract

Nurse practitioners working in many settings are faced with the challenge of diagnosing and managing patients with potential or actual spinal column fractures. In this article we provide nurse practitioners with the knowledge necessary to evaluate for and diagnose spinal column fractures in adults. We also provide guidelines for the appropriate management of injuries and identify when referral is recommended.

Original Publication Citation

Winters, B. A. & Nuttall, C. (2015). Evaluation and management of spinal column fractures in adults. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, (11)10. 1043-1047.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015-10-31

Publisher

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

Included in

Other Nursing Commons

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