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American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Steroids in Acute Spinal Care Injury

On 2/23/03 the board of directors of AAEM voted to endorse the CAEP position statement on the use of steroids in spinal cord trauma. This statement declares that steroids are not the standard of care for spinal cord injury but a treatment option. CAEP did an excellent job in critically reviewing this topic and the board felt it would be pointless redundancy to perform an independent review. You can find the entire CAEP statement at www.caep.ca.