The American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Programs (ACS TQP) recently published updated practical guidelines on evaluation and management of adult patients with spinal injury. These guidelines were based on evidence based literature or expert consensuses in lieu of high quality evidence based research.
The new Spine Injury Best Practices Guidelines include prehospital management, such as immobilization, acute hospital management, such as cervical collar/activity restriction clearance, appropriate imaging, and injury classification, and sequelae management, such as issues related to prolonged hospital care for patients who experienced spine injury.
Finally, the guidelines also address the implementation of the Spine Injury Best Practices Guidelines into trauma center protocols. The entirety of these guidelines can be found here.
A grant from Natus Medical Incorporated is providing two new resident research awards to be awarded twice a year at AANS and CNS! The Natus Resident Research Award for Neurotrauma and the Natus Resident Research Award for Neurocritical Care. Winning papers will be selected by the JSNTCC Awards Committee and judged on academic merit. Winners will be invited to present during AANS or CNS and will receive a monetary prize. For more information, contact Dr. Martina Stippler, Awards Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CNS is launching its Virtual Visiting Professor (VVP) series featuring live presentations and discussions on subspecialty topics. Tuesday May 25th features “Trauma Neurosurgery: Improving Care with Military-Civilian Partnerships”, a discussion with Drs. Grant, Tomlin, Sindelar, and Mossop. More information and registration at https://www.cns.org/vvp2021.