Dr. Ryan Jacobsen, director of the Johnson County EMS in the States, explains why his EMS system isn’t transporting patients on the hard back boards for spine immobilisation. And he makes a great case of it, although they still – reluctantly – use c-collars more than they’d like to. Take the time to watch this talk!
Also, a few practical video examples at the end, both for ER use as well as for the ambo guys.
Around 1:18:30 he shows off the Scandinavian lateral trauma position with a Norwegian ambulance in the background (and mocking our ambulance vehicles in the process).