Effect of training in advanced trauma life support on the kinematics of the spine: A simulation study.
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Author/sGordillo Martín, Raquel; Alcaraz Ramón, Pedro Emilio; Juquera Rodríguez, Laura; Fernández Pacheco, Antonio Nieto; Marín Cascales, Elena; [et al.]
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Spinal board and scoop stretcher
More than 7.5 million people in the world are affected by spinal cord injury (SCI). In this study, we aimed to analyze the effect of training in advanced trauma life support (ATLS) on the kinematics of the spine when performing different mobilization and immobilization techniques on patients with suspected SCI. A quasi-experimental study, clinical simulation, was carried out to determine the effect of training in ATLS on 32 students enrolled in the Master's program of Emergency and Special Care Nursing. The evaluation was performed through 2 maneuvers: placing of the scoop stretcher (SS) and spinal board (SB), with an actor who simulated a clinical situation of suspected spinal injury. The misalignment of the spine was measured with the use of a Vicon 3D motion capture system, before (pre-test) and after (post-test) the training. In the overall misalignment of both maneuvers, statistically significant differences were found between the pre-test misalignment of 62.1° ± 25.9°, and the po...