What do you do if someone has a spinal injury and is face down?

Answer Life over limb! Getting effective CPR/Artificial Respirations is more important than being being to feel your toes. If you don't have training in spinal roles (which I don't believe life guards d... Read More »

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How to Rule Out a Spinal Cord Injury During First Aid?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents account for nearly half of all spinal cord injuries in the U.S. each year. If someone is injured after a c... Read More »

How to Move a Person With a Spinal Injury During First Aid?

The most serious of injuries involve trauma to the neck or spine. Many of these injuries go unnoticed at first, especially when the victim is unconscious. The good Samaritan with the best of intent... Read More »

How to Treat a Spinal Injury Victim?

Spinal injuries can lead to permanent disability and paralysis. Knowing how to properly treat someone who has had a spinal injury can lower the risks of damaging the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuri... Read More »

How to Prevent a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)?

Prevent spinal injuriesNearly 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury in the U.S. every year. Car crashes, falls, guns, and sports related accidents all contribute to this large number. The follo... Read More »