Slaying the Immobilization Dragon
How much spinal movement is OK?
Spinal immobilization is becoming a hot-button topic. Is it always necessary? Are there "high-risk" mechanisms? And just how much spinal movement is OK? Learn the answers to these questions, and more, when Jon Politis, MBA, NREMT-P, delves into the latest science to slay the immobilization dragon and determine whether there's a better way.
| Jon Politis, MPA, NREMT-P
Jon Politis, MPA, NREMT-P, is the retired chief of the Colonie EMS Department in upstate N.Y. An active EMT since 1971, he has been a career firefighter, state EMS training coordinator for Vermont and New York and a paramedic training program coordinator. He has served on the National Registry of EMTs board and on the Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions.
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