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Spine Immobilization

Tim Coats trauma-list@trauma.org
Mon, 14 Apr 2003 15:35:13 +0100


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In the UK use of a spinal board as an extrication rather than transport
device, and early movement from the spinal board on arrival in the ED are
going to be the recommendations of the Southern Spinal Injuries Working
Group (launch date for this work 20th May). The full report will be on the
Department of Health website - I will forward the URL as soon as this is set
up.

Tim. Coats.
  -----Original Message-----
  From: trauma-list-admin@trauma.org [mailto:trauma-list-admin@trauma.org]On
Behalf Of Andrew J Bowman
  Sent: 14 April 2003 15:11
  To: trauma-list@trauma.org
  Subject: Re: Spine Immobilization


  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.






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