Hey guys, I just got done with a emt-1 class period today and needed/still need help figuring out how to use the d-rings for spinal immobilization of a patient, my next class is tues, and i want/need to get this right to pass.... thanks tons in advance,
If it's the set up I'm thinking of:
1. Patient goes on board.
2. Straps go through handles and over patient. The strap will essentially be doubled back over the patient since both the top and bottom of the loop are above the patient.
3. The loops should be somewhere near the patient's mid line. The end goes through both loops and then goes over the closest loop to the end and under the second loop. This is similar to how the plastic connectors are threaded.
Not sure why you reported my post (I said nothing but the truth) but unfortunately for you, the op is in the right. They are searching for more resources to LEARN. Also, why reply if you have nothing to add to the topic? You don't even know what D rings are hahahaha. I on the other hand, do know, and they are basically long belts with a d ring on one end used to secure patients to a backboard. And I know exactly why op is confused. There is usually a specific pattern that one follows when using them, and it most often involves the ring end secured to the middle of the backboard (near the patients waist) then the non ring end is secured on the opposite end (other side of patients waist) and then taken over the patients opposite shoulder, secured to the board, under the patients arm, across their chest, under the opposite arm, secured to the board, and over the remaining shoulder and finally back down to the waist. The legs are easier and usually 2 straps are used (one for the torso and one for the legs).So you had a class on this device and still can't use it properly? I don't even know what a D-ring is, but it sounds to me like you should have asked your instructor or another student to help you with it before leaving that night. If this is a device your fire dept/ambulance agency uses regularly, see if you can get someone there to go over it with you. Getting your hands on the device and using it will help you out...not words from those on a forum.