Approach to Blunt Neck Trauma

Return to Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify who is at risk for neck trauma and how to apply image utilization rules.
2. Classify cervical fractures as stable versus unstable.
3. Identify when neck trauma is potentially life-threatening and/or has interfered with the airway or the function of the vascular, neurological or gastrointestinal system.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
09/16/2013
Course expires: 
09/15/2016

Donald Jeanmonod, MD, FACEP, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/16/2013
Course expires: 
09/15/2016
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