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How to use a spine board with head immobilizer?

Views: 33     Author: Professional medical staff     Publish Time: 2022-08-16      Origin: Site

1. Introduction

Spine board is also referred to as spinal board, spine stretcher or plastic stretcher, which is a plastic stretcher which can be used to prevent secondary injury to patients during transportation.

Pneumatic spine boards are the most commonly used spine boards because they can hold patients in a sitting or reclined position without supporting their weight, thus avoiding secondary injury due to bending when moving them from one place to another.

spine board with head immobilizer

2. How to use a spine board with head immobilizer?

If you aren’t aware of the many uses of spinal board, it is best to know and understand the basics.

First, spine board is a device that can be used for lifting patients with spinal injuries in a stable manner. It also has various other applications.

It may have some applications in emergency situations. When a patient has severe acute injury such as life-threatening or penetrating injuries, they may need to be transferred to an area with more supportive equipment so that they can be treated appropriately. Spine board is ideal for this situation because it can provide the mobility needed for transport and/or stabilization.

Spine boards are made of plastic, and have a head immobilizer attached to it. The head immobilizer is normally placed on one side of the spine board, while the leg immobilizers are on the other side. A patient who has been injured will lay on their back on the spine board and lift their legs up into the air by means of the leg wheels located at their ankles. This provides extra support for their lower legs and allows them to lift themselves up when needed.


Once lifted off their back, patients will then be transported to an area where they are stabilized using cervical traction (a type of traction usually used to support someone after an injury). If there is nothing available in this area that can handle your patient's weight, you may need to use spinal boards (and other devices) as well in order to transfer them from place to place.

There are several types of spinal board: diving board (to transfer patients from one part of an open water body like a pool or beach). These kind of spine board have four wheels which give it stability while lifting patients out of water off their backs. The top half includes two legs, which allow them to transport patients all over, There are also four wheels type of spine board but are used only for transporting patients.

3. The benefits of using a spine board with head immobilizer.

The most common type of spine board is a plastic stretcher with a head immobilizer. There are two major problems with using this type of spine board for transport: the stretcher can slip out of the patient’s neck, and the head immobilizer can easily slip out of place.

To overcome these problems, steel alloy steel wire is used to give rigidity to the stretcher and head immobilizer. On top of that, a retaining mechanism (a pad) is fixed in place on the base plate to keep them in place. The head immobilizer uses an acrylic material which has been coated with silicone rubber so it will not slip out when moving. As a result, patients who use this type of spine board with head immobilizer may have no problem during transportation.

The benefits of using this type more than outweighing any risks because the patient does not have to hold the stretcher or identify its position again and again during transport.

4. The risks of not using a spine board with head immobilizer.

Fixed lift board with head immobilizer is used to lift the injured person in a fixed position, while floating rescue board is used to prevent secondary injury at the scene of accident. In both cases, there are two types of spine board: 

  1. spine board stretcher (SPB) 

  2. portable spine board stretcher

The first type can be properly called SPB because it can be easily fitted on an ambulance or other vehicle for transporting patients who have suffered spinal injuries by transporting them by stretcher. The second type is portable spine board stretcher because it can be mounted on any vehicle and can then be used as an alternate method for transporting patients who have suffered spinal injuries by using it as a stretcher or using it as an alternative method for supporting the body weight of patients who have sustained spinal injuries.

But it should be noted that spine board is not suitable for transportation when there are many people or when the injured person has extensive injury on his/her back and other parts of his/her body; therefore, this type of transportation should not be done without considering these factors beforehand. The first step in this regard should be to determine whether this type of transportation will cause only secondary injury or whether there will also be additional significant injury caused by applying more forces than usual during transport; furthermore, one should also consider whether this type of transportation would cause more harm than good (for example, if one wants to carry out some preventive measures). Based on these considerations, one should decide whether one’s purpose would be better served by carrying out such transportation in order to avoid secondary injury or if it would better serve one’s purpose if he/she intentionally uses this transport after assessing these factors (for example, if one wants to carry out some preventive measures).

As we know that transport may cause secondary injury that might even result into life-threatening injuries if they do not use SPB properly or if they do use SPB improperly (for example, driving vehicles without proper car seat belts), we cannot allow drivers who do not use their SPBs completely or drivers whose driver schools fail to teach them how to properly use their SPBs properly before they drive their vehicles on public roads.

Spine Board(two in One for Adult And Child)

5. Conclusion

The spine board with head Immobilizer from China factory a non-rigid frame, which is basically a frame that allows lifting on both sides, so that the patient can stand up on the board and even walk around on it at the same time. However, the spine board stretcher has several special features compared to other boards or frames that are available; specifically:

  1. It can be used to move patients who have been paralyzed (either temporarily or permanently).

  2. It is able to be used as an emergency stretcher because it has two flat sides instead of one curved side.

  3. It can also easily be moved into an ambulance truck as well as any other vehicle designed for moving patients with spinal injuries (like wheelchairs).

Although these features sound very special (and they do sound very special), they aren’t actually all that extraordinary; especially when you consider how simple it is to use them — just like how you would use any other stretcher or frame. The thing you need to know about this board is that it does not have wheels, so it needs to be moved by someone else. This makes this board different from some others because it doesn’t need wheels — you just need someone else(s) to push it in place! So what happens when I want to transport a patient? I will take him/her out of his/her bed onto his/her stretcher, put his/her head on the table (the patient’s knees should go under his/her body), put their feet on either side of his/her back and then take hold of each end of his/her head and pull him/her up by one end of the stretcher. This should lift them up above their head. That way I don’t damage their neck at all, unless they are really heavy people who weigh around 200 pounds or so (depending upon how long they have been paralyzed). We usually carry out this process using two people – one person holds down one end of the stretcher while another person pushes up against him/her with his/her hands.


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