Deviation in the Standard of Emergency Care for the Premature Removal of the Backboard & Neck Brace

Evaluate breaches in the standard of care when determining the Deviation in the Standard of Emergency Care for the Premature Removal of the Backboard & Neck Brace

Answer the following questions to find out if the standard of care was followed for your case.

  • Was the patient conscious or unconscious when the brace was removed?
    Unconscious
    Conscious
    Why is this important?
    There is the risk of clinically significant injury when a neurologic examination cannot be reliably performed or the patient is unable to communicate neck pain.
    (2011) 91 ESRCNA 1 209-216