Medical studies confirm that, even without injuries, patients strapped to spineboards or backboards are agonized by areas of bony prominences (shoulder blades, hip bones) that lose circulation in 10 minutes. This loss of blood flow (ischemia) causes pain and injury.
Protocol requires accident victims to be X-rayed while strapped to the spineboard leaving them restrained until a physician receives the results. Typically, this adds 1 – 3 hours of trauma for the accident victim while circulation is compromised by an unpadded spineboard.
RescuePad Spineboard Padding:
- Beveled Edges
- Can be re-applied