Pre-hospital spinal immobilisation: an initial consensus statement

Emerg Med J. 2013 Dec;30(12):1067-9. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2013-203207.


This paper reviews the current evidence available on the practice of spinal immobilisation in the prehospital environment. Following this, initial conclusions from a consensus meeting held by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in March 2012 are presented.

Keywords: Prehospital Care; Spinal.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Consensus*
  • Emergency Medical Services / methods*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Immobilization / methods*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Spinal Injuries*