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How to use this Website?

This website is for medical and paramedical professionals working in the field of spinal cord injuries. It contains learning modules for the whole team as well as for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistive technologists, social workers, psychologists and peer counsellors. The modules are intended for medical and paramedical students and junior clinicians. Others who have yet not assimilated sufficient knowledge on comprehensive management.

Prehospital care

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  2. Barkana Y, Stein M, Scope A, Maor R, Abramovich Y, Friedman Z et al. Prehospital stabilization of the cervical spine for penetrating injuries of the neck - is it necessary? Injury 2000; 31: 305-309.
  3. British Red Cross (UK) Frist aid [Internet] 2012 (Cited 2013 Jan 14) Available from:  http://www.redcross.org.uk/firstaid
  4. Early acute management in adults with spinal cord injury: a clinical practice guideline for health-care professionals. J Spinal Cord Med 2008; 31: 403-479.
  5. Finkelstein JA, Chapman JR, Mirza S. Occult vertebral fractures in ankylosing spondylitis. Spinal Cord 1999; 37: 444-447.
  6. Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery (Uganda) Prehospital Project  [Internet] 2012  (Cited Cited 2013 Jan 14) Available from: http://www.globalpas.org/projects/capacity-building/prehospital-care/
  7. Lundgren P, Henriksson O, Naredi P, Björnstig U. The effect of active warming in prehospital trauma care during road and air ambulance transportation - a clinical randomized trial. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 2011; 19: 59-59.
  8. Mahoney PF, Steinbruner D, Mazur R, Dodson C, Mehta SG. Cervical spine protection in a combat zone. Injury 2007; 38: 1220-1222.
  9. National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support. 7th ed, 2011 St Louis MO: Elsevier Inc.
  10. Sasser SM, Varghese M, Joshipura M, Kellermann A. Preventing death and disability through the timely provision of prehospital trauma care. Bull World Health Org2006; 84: 507-507.
  11. Tiska MA, Adu-Ampofo M, Boakye G, Tuuli L, Mock CN. A model of prehospital trauma training for lay persons devised in Africa. Emerg Med J 2004; 21: 237-239.
  12. Wölfl CG, Bouillon B, Lackner CK, Wentzensen A, Gliwitzky B, Gross B et al. [Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS): An interdisciplinary training in preclinical trauma care]. Der Unfallchirurg 2008; 111: 688-694.