Fire Science/EMT Program Performs Spinal Immobilization

April 11, 2017

Our Fire Science/EMT junior students were were practicing spinal immobilization of both a seated and a supine (lying on their back) patient. The supine patient must be carefully rolled onto a long backboard and secured using headbocks and a cervical collar and the seated patient is secured to a KED (Kendrick Extrication Device) and cervical collar to prevent further injury to the head, neck, or spine during transport to a hospital after a traumatic event. In the case of the KED device, it’s usually used on victims of a car accident to help prevent excessive movement and further injury of the spine during extrication (removal) from the damaged vehicle. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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