Anatomy of the Spinal Cord and NeckSafe principles

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In order to understand the acute management of spinal cord injury, it is important to review the anatomy of the spine and the pathology behind the damage that can occur.

By understanding how the spinal cord nerves operate normally, and how damage can occur to them and the bones of the spine (the vertebra), we can begin to understand the ways in which the damaged spinal cord presents to the first responder as symptoms and specific physical signs.


This course is divided into Lessons, each of which have Topics followed by an Assessment Quiz.

You cannot move onto the next Lesson until you have completed each of the Topics in order, followed by the Assessment Quiz.

After each page, select the “Next Topic” button.

You can  return to the “Previous Topic”at any time by selecting that button.


READY TO START? Select “ANATOMY” below to proceed

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