Can nurses remove spinal boards and cervical collars safely?
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Can nurses remove spinal boards and cervical collars safely?

John Sexton Senior Charge Nurse, Emergency Department, Royal United Hospital

Based on research carried out in the US, John Sexton suggests guidelines on the removal of spinal boards and hard collars that can benefit both patient and nursing staff

As an A&E nurse, have you ever thought what it must be like for a patient who comes to your department on a spinal board, with a rigid cervical collar on?

Emergency Nurse. 6, 9, 8-12. doi: 10.7748/en1999.02.6.9.8.c1254

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