adequate airway then minimising any further damage. Life will always take precedence over an injury.
Spinal injuries are commonly found in the neck or cervical region of the spine. Where head and neck injury has occurred, always consider the possibility of spinal damage. Both the thoracic region found behind the chest and lower back the lumbar region are also susceptible to spinal injury.
Tomorrow we focus our attention on what to look for if there is a suspicion a person has sustained spinal damage.
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