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Spine Immobilization

Andrew J Bowman trauma-list@trauma.org
Mon, 14 Apr 2003 09:10:44 -0500


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Pret,

Yes, YES, YES!!!

I have been preaching this for some time.

Once the patient gets to the ED, logroll them carefully off of that =
backboard (especially if you are having a real busy day/night and the =
patient may wait a while for x-rays).  Their neck remains immobilized in =
the collar, they are more (slightly) comfortable laying on our 2 inch =
thick ED cart mattress than the 1 inch thick wooden or plastic long =
board and they are not yelling out every 2 minutes to "GET ME OFF THIS =
F'IN THING"

Andrew Bowman
    A long board is NOT A TREATMENT; it is a TRANSPORT DEVICE. =20






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