May 26 to 31, 2009
To Backboard or Not to Backboard, That is the Question?
Colorado Symposium on Emergency Care

Mountain Village
Telluride, Colorado

Colorado Symposium on Emergency Care - 29th Annual
          Sponsored by:
 San Juan Basin Technical College, Mancos, CO

May 26, 2009 to May 31, 2009
Mountain Village - Telluride, Colorado

Conference Brochure: 2009 May CSEC Telluride Brochure.pdf

To Backboard or Not To Backboard, That is the question?
Selective Spinal Immobilization

Time: Friday, May 29, 2009 – 1:45 to 3:15 pm
Repeated Saturday, May 30, 2009 – 3:30 to 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION OF PRESENTATION:    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)    Describe spine anatomy and injuries.
2)    Discuss standard of care and current protocols regarding spine injuries.
3)    Review research on spine injuries and treatment standards.
4)    How to implement selective spinal immobilization protocols in your system.

Lecture Slides: 2009 May Smith CSEC Telluride Selective Spinal Immob Slides.pdf

Spine Notes: 2009 May Smith CSEC Telluride Spine Appendix Notes.pdf