Acccording to Dr. Hugh Hindle, patients across Alberta may be resting a little easier, thanks to the loss of an old friend.
In "Farewell, old friend", Dr. Hindle takes time to remember the departed spine board, and discusses what AHS changes to spinal immobilization rules mean for these "unforgiving planks" in Alberta. Dr. Hindle also provides links to information on on why backboards "don’t help and may harm".
To read "Farewell, old friend", and more of Dr. Hindle's musings on the PDQ Blog, visit Practical Doc.ca.
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