Spinal Injuries


Upon completion of this chapter candidates should be able to demonstrate the assessment and management of a player with a suspected spinal injury in the Immediate Care in Rugby setting.


  1. Understand the importance of spinal injury.
  2. Understand how to recognise a spinal injury.
  3. Understand how to assess and manage a spinal injury
  4. Understand the principles of spinal immobilisation
  5. Be proficient in the use of spinal immobilisation devices.