This. In addition, too many crews just throw the patient on a backboard without padding it or padding void areas. Pet peeve of mine.
Atleast with a backboard you don't have to worry about the new medical residents at the trauma center getting scissor happy with your 2000 dollar vac mat.
Bill Grass said:Regardless of what device you use, the focus should be to get them off of the backboard as soon as possible.
Oh, see, I think they're the greatest thing since bread was first sliced--but then, I got sick of seeing mis-sized collars coming in time after time really quickly. :) If we expect a pt to be in a collar for any length of time, the first thing we'll do is slip them into one of our adjustable collars.The adjustable C-Collar is the worst invention since cocaine, in my book.