Prevent further injury to the patient's spine.
To move the patient from a sitting position to a supine position; for example, from
inside a car to outside a car. (para 5-22a)
Scoop stretcher. (para 5-25)
You are correct if you listed any five of the following:
Too much reliance on soft collars.
Improper use of chin straps.
Ineffective immobilization such as:
Devices not properly anchored.
Legs incorrectly tied.
Patient's head improperly immobilized.
Patient's head in an improper position.
Lack of concern for other injuries when applying an immobilization device.
Immobilization of the patient's chest, inhibiting ventilation.
Patient moved too much during application of immobilization device.
Rotary stress placed on patient during application of immobilization
Patient's head immobilized before his trunk is immobilized.
Sandbags used with long spineboard.
Short board not used properly along with the long board.
Too much time on mechanically immobilizing patient's spine when
attention to other injuries needed. (paras 5-25a through l)
End of Lesson 5