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!

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    medicscribe
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    Pedi codes are tough. I have transported a number cold and stiff just because everyone was freaking out. I guess it all depends on your feel for the situation. I know in the ED they will work pedis long after everyone knows they are dead. Still, if I can avoid working someone who is already…
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    Keith Balsamo
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    As a paramedic and a RN working in the ED, I can say we do not pull EMS airways unless they are in improper placement. Why fix something that is not broken. EMS does need repetition to keep skills. If needed the airway can be changed under less stressful situations. Why not secure an airway…
    2015-01-24 17:15:15
    Tanner
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    I agree completely with this. One thing I'd like your opinion on Peter is pedi codes that are obviously dead. I'm an AEMT and have only been in EMS for 1 1/2 or so. Had my first pedi code a few weeks ago. 3month old M had been put down to sleep around 6 hours…
    2015-01-24 17:03:08
    RRT2Travel
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    Mike, With use of a bougie a King airway can be easily exchaged for an ET tube once the patient is stable enough to do so. This has to be done for hospital legal reasons and documentation along with changing the securing device. The King is my favorite for this reason as it is quick…
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