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Head and Spine Injuries

Mon, 2 Jun 2014|

Action Training Systems offers a clip from their training videos on head and spine injuries.



Welcome, and thanks for viewing this program excerpt from Action Training Systems. All the training objectives included in this program are listed on the screen. The following video is a short sample from the program. A complete listing of our training products is available on our website. When responding to an incident involving a patient with a suspected spine injury. Immediately immobilize the head, neck and spine in the position the patient was found. Time to move your head sir. Direct him to remain still. Any movement of the head, neck, arms, trunk or legs can cause additional injury. To manage spine injuries, contact the EMS system and arrange for immediate transport. Manage the ABC's, use the jaw thrust maneuver to establish and maintain an open airway if the patient is having difficulty breathing. Ventilate if necessary without moving the patients head. Provide oxygen per your local protocol. Keep in mind that paralysis of the chest muscles can cause a spinal injury patient to go into respiratory arrest. Be prepared to react quickly, and monitor the airway closely. Control any serious bleeding. Avoid moving any injured part of the patient when providing care. Thank you for viewing this program excerpt. For more information about the full line of over 200 core [UNKNOWN] and other training materials available from Action Training Systems, please visit our website at www.action-training.com or contact us at 1-800-755-1440 extension 3.