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Hey y'all. I've got a little scenario that came across my mind. I don't know how common it is (or we practical/possible) but humor me. Let's say there was serious trauma to the face or neck with the need for spinal immobilization. The bleeding keeps filling the upper airway and you continue to suction. My question is, what if a pt is on a backboard and needs spinal immobilization? Do you let them vomit/fill with blood and then suction? Do you roll the backboard so it is on its side? If they continue to vomit/bleed, do you transport with the backboard on its side? Just something that went through my mind. Thanks!