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?
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