Spinal Immobilization Video

Here in Connecticut, we await the final day of spinal immobilization (to a long backboard). The new spinal motion restriction guidelines have been approved by the state EMS Medical Advisory Committee and the State EMS Board. We are just waiting on the completion of the educational training program and the Commissioner of Public Health’s final approval.

I recently was sent this video documenting what is soon (hopefully) to be an extinct practice — at least in our state.

Enjoy!

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

background image Blogger Img

Peter Canning

JEMS Talk: Google Hangout

Recent Posts
The Butler Did It February 19, 2015
Medicscribe_Header Gifts January 25, 2015
medicscribeheaderbg Practice (Revisited) January 24, 2015
Chemical Reactions January 12, 2015
Categories
  • ems-health-safety (7)
  • ems-topics (701)
  • hazmat (1)
  • Uncategorized (417)
  • Comments
    Travis Jordan
    The Butler Did It
    Try CHAMPS (in a more logical order than SAMPLE) C - Chief Complaint H - History A - Allergies M - Medicines P - Previous Activity S - Signs/Symptoms (vitals)
    2015-02-26 03:01:09
    B Thompson
    AHA 2015 Guidelines: A Preview
    Whether you are excellent at intubation or not is irrelevant. I can drop an iGel airway with an NG tube in a patient and apply the vent before most people could finish prepping for an intubation. That is the goal. Less time securing an airway and more time focusing on compressions, drug therapy, and reversing…
    2015-02-24 23:54:11
    Levi Peterkin
    The Butler Did It
    Good day, I have trouble making a patient report to a triage nurse. Sometimes I don't know how to remember all the important stuff and summarize it effectively.
    2015-02-23 18:27:14
    Dawn
    Dopamine
    What are your thoughts on titrating a dopamine drip drop off? Do you go from 5 to 0? Or do you ease from 5 to 0? I have a theoretical answer in my head, I just would like another's perspective.
    2015-02-23 16:04:24
    BH
    AHA 2015 Guidelines: A Preview
    If medics can't intubate with CPR in progress they need to train until they can, or more correctly, can't miss. At my level of care we don't even intubate a live person before being licensed and I regularly intubate with a Lucas device running. It ain't rocket science.
    2015-02-23 03:10:52

    Now Available: Mortal Men

    Mortal Men is available as an electronic book for Kindle, Nook or any other e-reader. Here is a link to some of the places to buy it. The book sells for $3.99. Barnes and Noble Amazon Smashwords Scribd Also Available from iBooks

    Order My Books

    Support EMS Bloggers, Buy Their Books

    Google

    Order Books and Movies

    FireEMS Blogs eNewsletter

    Sign-up to receive our free monthly eNewsletter

    LATEST EMS NEWS

    HOT FORUM DISCUSSIONS