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Re: ASLAV Spine Boards

August 28 2017 at 9:52 AM
John Wypyszinski  (Login fmfdoc25)
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Response to ASLAV Spine Boards

Not to be a nit picker, gents but that piece of equipment on the vehicle is not a spine board and is not supposed to be used for spinal immobilization (doesn't provide the necessary stability during movement). The item in the picture is a scoop stretcher, it separates along the long axis and is reconnected around the patient; the general use is for fractures of the neck of the femur/hip. Spine boards are just that, boards and can come in any color the customer specifies in a contract, although the military prefers green. I've worked in fire/EMS and military medicine since I was eighteen (back when those boards were actually 3/4" plywood and you could build them at the fire station...) so I've seen a lot of stuff come and go.

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  1. I understand your point John - Pat Mc Cumiskey on Aug 28, 2017, 9:15 PM

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