Could Ambulance Transport Of Spinal Injury Victims Be Improved?
In previous posts we have written about treatment individuals who have suffered a spinal injury can undergo in hopes of improving their condition. A paramedic and assistant professor of kinesiology at a Canadian university are taking a different approach to spinal injuries. They are seeking to prevent any further injury to a patient following an accident, as that individual is transported to the hospital.
Specifically they are focusing a study on road conditions and injuries suffered by patients in ambulances. The outcome of this study could be important since for the most part, the technology used in ambulances has not changed over the past five decades. Thus far in the course of their study, which uses sensors placed on 10 volunteer patients, the focus has been on how the following ambulance actions impact the patient:
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