BACK BOARDS AND SPINE IMMOBILISATION

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).

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2 Responses to BACK BOARDS AND SPINE IMMOBILISATION

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  2. Fredrik Granholm says:

    Great video! Thanks for posting it!

    This will surely be used in our ongoing county discussions regarding selective immobilisation and self extrication.

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