A client with a C-3C4 fracture has just arrived in the emergency room.
The primary nursing intervention is:
A . Stabilization of the cervical spine
B . Airway assessment and stabilization
C . Confirmation of spinal cord injury
D . Normalization of intravascular volume
(A) If cervical spine injury is suspected, the airway should be maintained using the jaw thrust method that also protects the cervical spine.
(B) Primary intervention is protection of the airway and adequate ventilation.
(C, D) All other interventions are secondary to adequate ventilation.