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Our objective was to look at the current protocol for spinal cord injury activation alerts and to highlight deficiencies in the system. Currently, any physician at Jefferson can call this alert, which often leads to a misuse of resources and wrongful identification of true spinal cord injury.
In order to refine the protocol, we believe that the Cord System should be used for the following guidelines:
- Identify patients w Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
- Identify patients for SCI research trials
- Identify patients who require surgery
quality improvement, spinal cord injury, CORD alert
Medicine and Health Sciences | Neurology
Ghosh, MD, Ritam; Marino, MD, Ralph; Wolf, MD, Michael; and Harrop, MD, James S., "Spinal Cord Injury Activation Alert: Revisiting and Revamping Protocols" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters. Poster 101.