Spinal Board Pichamon S. 5906300006, and Thanatchaporn j. 5906300049

A spinal board is a patient handling device used primarily in pre-hospital trauma care.
-It is designed to provide rigid support during movement of a person with suspected spinal or limb injuries
-They are most commonly used by ambulance staff, as well as lifeguards and ski patrollers
-Spine boarding is a technique that is used to transport an athlete for emergency care whenever a cervical spine injury is suspected.
-It is important to note that if a cervical spine injury is suspected, the individual should not be moved and if any equipment being worn, not be removed, unless necessary and only by someone trained in its removal.

General Considerations:


 When neutral position of the head cannot be safely attained, immobilize the head in the position found.


 If the board is too short for the patient, always ensure that the head, neck, and spine are centered on the board properly. The feet and lower legs may extend past the end of the board if necessary.


 If a chinstrap is used, make sure the patient can open their mouth to prevent aspiration should vomiting occur.


-Increased security for the correct use of head gear during the immobilization of patients.

-Centers the patient on the board which decreases pain and results in easier transportation.

-The raised handles design allows for easier lifting from all surfaces, saving valuable time and increasing overall rescue efficiency.

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