Soft-layered long spinal board more comfortable than rigid board for trauma patients
Reduced tissue-interface pressure and increased comfort on a newly developed soft-layered long spineboardJ Trauma. 2010 Mar;68(3):593-8.
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30 healthy volunteers participated in this cross-over RCT, where they were immobilized on either a soft layered spineboard, standard spinal board, or vacuum mattress. Following 15 minutes it was observed that soft-layered long spineboards reduced tissue-interface pressures, as well as the subject perceived discomfort compared to standard rigid long spineboards and vacuum mattresses.
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