Mores lies! But this time, we focus on empirical use of spinal immobilization devices and the harm associated with them. The dogma surrounding this topic is staggering, to say the least. From EMS agencies to Level 1 tertiary centers, cervical collars and long spine boards (LSB) remain a “standard” predicated on a lack of evidence. What evidence DO we have regarding spinal immobilization? And how should we restrict spinal movement of polytrauma patients based on that evidence? Tune in to another eye-opening podcast episode where we are joined by air medical director, Dr. Mike Hudson, who has been leading the way in U.S. spinal motion restriction (SMR) techniques.
Spinal Motion Restriction
Dr. Mike Hudson is double-boarded in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. He has served as Classic Air Medical ‘s Medical Director for 11 years and Tucson Fire’s Medical Director for 2 years. In addition to medicine, he has a special interest in martial arts including boxing, Krav Maga (brown belt), Muay Thai, and Ju Jitsu.
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