"Just in regaqrds to the 'True fact' you stated below, the following research paper does not support this statement 'Toscano - Paraplegia 1988: 143-150 Prevention of neurological deterioration before admission to a Spinal Cord Injury…"
There are a few differences between Hospital and Ambulance and therefore our needs are very different. In an ambulance, it moves, viabrates, has acceleration/deceleration forces and is bumpy. In a Trauma Centre, these forces do not apply…"
I am not sensitive to this.
I have already stated very early in this forum that I lecture in Prehositpal Spinal Management.
I am just dissappointed the level you have now reduced this forum to. I thought this was a sight for professional to…"
I guess we can continue this back and forth forever. We just can't prove one way or another. For every article for immobilisation, someone can put up an argument against that study, and visa versa.
If we look at the studies, there are…"
Again the studies this review are referring to relates to unpadded board re the ischemic pain and discomfort. Not a good practice. The respiratory compromise can reduce chest expansion by 25%, but medical literature confirms we generally…"
This course is a course in vehicle extrication. It is the course that has been taught to all new Victorian Ambulance Students coming through the MUCAPS program since 1995. I also teach numerous organisations including Ambulance and Rescue…"
In regards to the statistics I put up from the AIHW, these are factual figures. You either have an SCI or you don't. These figures cannot be fudged to this Government Department. The figures for per million population are again factual…"
I closely followed the discussion 'KED's vs. / plus LBB's' and used the opportunity to download your publication about proper immmobilization techniques. This is really great stuff and thank you for publishing it to…"
Design of the backboard I beleive is a significant issue. Most of Australia has gone away from the flat board to a proper curved board with approx 25 degree angle (about the same as a Scoop). A good study a couple of years ago…"
In regard to the statistics from AIHW, these are officially published Australian Government statistics provided by each of Australia’s Spinal Units. They’ll be hard to therefore disprove. But give it a go is you wish
Your right. A procedure that has been proven to have no clinical benefit , is a waste of time. But at this stage spinal immobilisation improved outcome is not clear cut. The research is questionable both ways. If it was absolutely clear…"
I think both Joe and Ben are both right. But .....
There is a sad state at the moment where too many people are focusing on proving techniques are ineffective. Research is sometimes very selective, aimed to prove the researchers point of…"
I closely followed the discussion 'KED's vs. / plus LBB's' and used the opportunity to download your publication about proper immmobilization techniques. This is really great stuff and thank you for publishing it to everyone. We are traditionally using vaccuum mattresses here in Germany and introduced Spineboards in our agency just three years ago. So your manual will help us very much to compensate our low experience with this tool.