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Spinal Immobilisation and Fracture Management Course

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Course Objective:

On completion of this course candidates will have acquired the skills and knowledge to provide basic pre-hospital emergency care to victims of suspected Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for persons who provide First Aid treatment to individuals who are at an increased risk of sustaining a SCI i.e. persons providing Medical cover for contact sports, Occupational Health Nurses, Lifeguards, ERT Members, Rescue Services Etc. Many persons providing this cover are unsure of how to deal with such life threatening injuries and so Safety-Tec has developed this intensive course.

Course Content:

  • Scene size up
  • History/Mechanism of Injury
  • Patient assessment/ CSM’s
  • Application of SAM splints
  • Application of Fracture Immobilizers
  • Application of Vacuum Splints
  • Open Fractures
  • Spinal rule out
  • Head injuries and the MOI
  • Airway Management
  • Application of a cervical collar
  • Rapid Trauma assessment
  • Transport decisions
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Kendrick Extraction Device (optional)
  • Spinal Long Board
  • Vacuum Mattress (optional)
  • Orthopaedic Scoop Stretcher
  • Strapping devices
  • Standing Take Down’s
  • Staged incidents
  • Review of skills
  • Summary
  • Close

Additional Modules:

Aquatic Spinal Immobilization, Paediatric Spinal Immobilization, Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy

Duration: 8 hours

Instructors: The Instructor on this course will be a qualified, experienced Paramedic

Max Candidates: 8

Certification: Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

Pre-requisites: Ideally candidates will be RGN’s, Physio’s, Physical Therapists, Occupational First Aider’s, etc.