STP1341: Care and Transport of Injured Participants with Potential Spine Injuries from Ice Rinks

    LaPrade, RF
    Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Broxterman, RJ
    Athletic Trainer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Bahr, M
    Administrative Assistant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Wentorf, FA
    Research Fellow, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Feist, RJ
    Physician, Boynton Health Service Outpatient Clinic, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Cardinal, KJ
    Lead Instructor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Freed, J
    Deputy Director, University Emergency Response Team, Emergency Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Pages: 12    Published: Jan 2000


    Abstract

    In this paper the safety issues involving the proper immobilization of the cervical spine and the transfer mechanisms necessary to secure an injured athlete prior to moving them off the ice are reviewed. It is recommended that the helmet be left on during this process to provide stability to the cervical spine. All medical teams which care for ice hockey athletes should follow and rehearse this technique.

    Keywords:

    ice hockey, cervical spine injury, immobilization of spine injuries


    Paper ID: STP15238S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F08.15

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15238S


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