Wait....California got selective spinal immobilization?This lady only had knee pain after rolling several times. The fire medic wanted to backboard because and I quote "that's a lot of mechanism". The medic on the ambulance asked the fire medic about 8 times why they were backboarding her. The medic ended up saying "since you want to backboard the patient based only on mechanism then you are riding along and telling the Doc why".
My county has actually had spinal clearance for a couple of years now. However it was either fully immobilize if they meet any one of the criteria or don't immobilize if they meet any of the criteria. Now we have the option of just using a C-collar and have the patient sit in the position of comfort on the gurney.
Welcome back Angel. Where ya been?