April 19, 2008
To Backboard or Not to Backboard - Selective Spinal Immobilization
28th Annual Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Shock-trauma Conference

Snow King Resort
Jackson, WY

Lecture Summary:
With evidence based medicine becoming a new standard in EMS, how do we change our protocols on things such as spinal immobilization that have been the standard of care without being proven as the best patient practice.  

1)    Discuss standard of care and protocols regarding spine injuries.
2)    Review research on spine injuries and evaluation standards.
3)    How to implement focused spinal assessment protocols in your system.

Selective Spine Immobilization pdf slides