Saturday March 28th 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Head injury’

A Change of the Dogma: If it helps only one? Episode 36


**This podcast is not meant to change YOUR current practice, only your medical director can do that! …but nothing says you can’t try to convince them ;) – KDB**

Whoa! Look at that mechanism of Injury! Hope they C-spined her!

A common EMS practice that goes back to the days of Johnny and Roy is that of spinal immobilization…er…ah…spinal motion restriction I am now told. However this skill, which we have spent countless hours learning and practicing is starting to fall out of favor? Why is that? Well, simply put the research says that a) it may not be effective and b) it may actually be harmful. Get that? Harmful!

Join Dr. Laurie Romig, Tim Noonan, Russell Stine, Bob Lutz, Kyle David Bates, and Kelly Grayson as they reference an article written by Kelly regarding spinal immob…oops, spinal motion┬árestriction.

Learning Objectives for this episode:

The Listener will be able to:

  • Discuss the reasonings behind the changes to spinal immobilization



Let’s Get A Head! Episode 14


Head injuries are common injuries that we encounter at the scene of an MVC. Rapid assessment and proper management may make a difference in the injured’s prognosis.

Join Scott Kier, Mat Fults, Steve Murphy, Kyle David Bates, and Dr. Jeff Myers as they put their heads together to discuss this topic.

Brain Trauma Foundation

Mini-Mental State Exam (Wiki)

Folstein Mini-Mental State Exam

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