Combat Life Saver. Lesson 10 IMMOBILIZE A SUSPECTED SPINAL INJURY. Compiled and edited by, 2LT John C. Miller, PA-C . Lesson 10 IMMOBILIZE A SUSPECTED SPINAL INJURY. INTRODUCTION
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Lesson 10IMMOBILIZE A SUSPECTEDSPINAL INJURY
Compiled and edited by,
2LT John C. Miller, PA-C
The spinal column of the neck and back surrounds and protects the nerves of the spinal cord. If the spinal cord is cut, the muscles and sensations controlled by the portion of the spinal cord below the cut will not function. Always check a casualty who may have fallen or been hit in the back for spinal injury. If the casualty has suffered a severe head injury, assume the casualty also has spinal damage.
Identify proper procedures for immobilizing a suspected spinal injury.
Given multiple-choice items pertaining to spinal injuries.
Score 70 or more points on the 100-point written examination
A casualty with a suspected neck or spinal fracture should be moved by medical personnel whenever possible. If you must move the casualty to save his life, keep the movement of his back and neck to a minimum. This lesson is tested on the written examination.