Critical Care Management for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Zachary Pennington, A. Karim Ahmed, Nicholas Theodore

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The care of the patient with a spinal cord injury begins in the prehospital and critical care settings. Crucial interventions during this period are essential to achieving good outcomes in this patient population. This chapter reviews the state-of-the-art critical care management of patients with acute spinal cord injury. This includes respiratory, circulatory, neurological, and hematological considerations. Also addressed are the role of steroids in this population and imaging considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCurrent Clinical Neurology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameCurrent Clinical Neurology
ISSN (Print)1559-0585
ISSN (Electronic)2524-4043


  • Hemodynamic
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spine stabilization
  • Venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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