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Using the backboard less. EMT re-licensing period concluded June 30

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:32 AM | PAAW Administrator (Administrator)

EMS Live in Wisconsin Podcast

Being an EMT or first responder has nonetheless given you the uncomfortable opportunity to be strapped to a backboard, most likely during your initial training or refresher classes.  But, have you ever been strapped to a backboard, placed on an ambulance stretcher and driven down a bumpy two lane road to the hospital?  If not, it might be worth your time to do so on a return trip to the station.  It's probably not as bad as being accidentally shocked by the AED, but I'd put it in the top 5 most uncomfortable treatments we offer in EMS.

During our streamed EMS Live in Wisconsin podcast on Tuesday, July 12 our guests included EMS medical director and author Dr. Keith Wesley on using the backboard less and selective c-spine immobilization, and State of Wisconsin EMS Licensing Manager Helen Pullen with an update on the recent statewide EMT re-licensing period that concluded June 30.

>> Listen to this podcast on-demand at  http://tobtr.com/9081129

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