Clearing the C-spine in children. An algorithm but. Children with a broken neck who are alert (GCS 14-15) will hold their head oddly and won’t want to move their neck. You can clear them clinically if they hold their head normally, move their neck normally, are not tender on palpation, and are moving their arms and legs normally. This group agrees.

Clearing the Pediatric C-Spine

This expert panel came up with a comprehensive algorithm to clear the c-spine in children with trauma.