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The health professionals trained in spine boarding are: Athletic Trainers; Team physicians: Emergency medical technicians (EMTs); Paramedics; Emergency department staff; and Neurosurgeons. It is crucial for these health professionals to know the latest, advanced procedures of ensuring stabilization of spinal cord injuries to allow for transportation with as minimal further harm to the patient’s current health situation. It is also important that these health professionals coordinate their spine board training so that management of spinal cord injuries provides a safe, efficient continuity stabilization and care from the scene of injury to hospital care.
(This answer provided for NATA by Paul Malloy, MS ATC.)
Spine boarding is the usual means of initially treating and transporting someone with a possible injury to the spine, particularly the cervical spine (neck). Spine boarding allows medical personnel to immobilize a person with a possible cervical spine injury so that further damage to the spinal cord can be avoided.
(This answer provided for NATA by David McAllister, MAEd, ATC, LAT.)
The answer to this question may largely be influenced by the severity of your child’s injury. In cases of more serious injury, such as a fracture or laceration, where immediate medical attention is warranted, you should proceed to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. In cases where immediate medical care is not necessary, sprains, strains and overuse injuries, taking your child to a family practice physician who is trained in sports medicine is a great choice. Unlike other family practice physicians who may be unfamiliar with many common orthopedic and sports-related conditions, sports medicine trained physicians have a wealth of knowledge and experience assessing and treating a wide variety of pathologies experienced by physically-active individuals. Your physician will also be knowledgeable in making an appropriate referral, as necessary, for follow-up care with another physician, an athletic trainer or another health care provider.
(This answer provided for NATA by James R. Scifers, DScPT, PT, SCS, LAT, ATC.)