Transport

Patients with suspected spinal column injury/spinal cord injury, should be transported to various departments accompanied by an experienced nurse. All transfers between the spinal board or A&E trolley to examining surfaces/x-ray tables should involve minimal movements of the spinal column. Maintain normal spinal alignment, normal to the patient before the injury.

Unless there are major cardio-respiratory contraindications avoid inclining the patient on transport trolleys beyond 10°.