Spinal Board Strap

Spinal Board Strap

£3.65 exc VAT

Adjustable Single Strap with plastic buckle secured with stitching at one and and the other end of the strap is left loose so you can tighten to fit

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Spinal Board Strap

Spinal Board Strap

Spinal Board Strap ia an djustable Single Strap with plastic buckle secured with stitching at one and and the other end of the strap is left loose so you can tighten to fit. Anytime a spine board is used spine board straps are needed. Spine board straps are used to secure the patient safely and comfortabley to the board during transport.

A spinal board is primarily indicated for use in cases of trauma where the medical or rescue personnel believe that there is a possibility of spinal injury, usually due to mechanism of injury, and the attending team are not able to rule out a spinal injury. Due to the problems associated with extended use, it is designed primarily as an extrication device, especially from vehicles.[3] For comfort and safety reasons, it is recommended to transfer the patient to a vacuum mattress instead, in which case a scoop stretcher or long spine board is just used for the transfer.[6]

Backboards are almost always used in conjunction with the following devices:

  • a cervical collar with occipital padding as needed;
  • side head supports, such as a rolled blanket or head blocks (head immobilizer) made specifically for this purpose, used to avoid the lateral rotation of the head;
  • straps to secure the patient to the long spine board, and tape to secure the head

Spine boards are typically made of wood or plastic, although there has been a strong shift away from wood boards due to their higher level of maintenance required to keep them in operable condition and to protect them from cracks and other imperfections that could harbour bacteria.