This is a copy of the slides I used during a talk I gave at the Care of the Neuro-injured Patient in Manchester. The full programme of the meeting can be found here.
The talk was designed to provide an update for anaesthetists in the management of acute spinal cord injury, with a particular focus on cervical spine trauma. I have focused particularly on the evidence (or lack of it) relating to spinal immobilisation techniques and how to safely undertake tracheal intubation in the patient who has proven, or suspected, cervical spine instability.
The pdf of my presentation can be downloaded by clicking the link below: