Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine

Review Article
SJEMed. 2021; 2(1): 85-91

Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review

Authors: Albraa F. Shodari, Majdah A. Almaghrabi, Sarah A. Basindwah, Banan F. Alhazmi, Salah M. Fallatah.

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Abstract

Secondary spinal cord injury is a major concern for trauma patients. Thereby, proposing the necessity for the development and application of spinal immobilization techniques to guarantee minimal motion during transfer of the patients from the trauma scene to the trauma care center. Thus, this review aimed to provide an updated summary of the different techniques and tools used for the transfer of trauma patients with suspected spine injury. A retrospective PubMed search was conducted to collect the data for the most common methods used and effective tools and techniques for spinal immobilization. The log roll technique is commonly used in trauma settings and is recommended for prone patients. However, the hardboard is still preferable transferring tool, and the scoop stretcher is recommended to aid a more successful lift and slide. The trauma care providers should be aware of different transfer techniques to provide the appropriate care.

Keywords:   Patient transfer, trauma patient, log roll, tools, techniques


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Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review


Authors
Albraa F Shodari
College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Majdah A Almaghrabi
College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Sarah A Basindwah
College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Banan F Alhazmi
College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Salah M Fallatah
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Salah Fallatah, Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.; smfallatah@uqu.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 24 Aug 2020
Revised 19 Oct 2020
Accepted 11 Dec 2020
Published online 18 Jan 2021
Published in print 21 Jan 2021

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Shodari AF, Almaghrabi MA, Basindwah SA, Alhazmi BF, Fallatah SM. Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review. SJEMed. 2021; 2(1): 85-91. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1598298728


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Shodari AF, Almaghrabi MA, Basindwah SA, Alhazmi BF, Fallatah SM. Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review. https://www.sjemed.com/?mno=128386 [Access: September 29, 2022]. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1598298728


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Shodari AF, Almaghrabi MA, Basindwah SA, Alhazmi BF, Fallatah SM. Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review. SJEMed. 2021; 2(1): 85-91. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1598298728


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Shodari AF, Almaghrabi MA, Basindwah SA, Alhazmi BF, Fallatah SM. Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review. SJEMed. (2021), [cited September 29, 2022]; 2(1): 85-91. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1598298728


Harvard Style

Shodari, A. F., Almaghrabi, . M. A., Basindwah, . S. A., Alhazmi, . B. F. & Fallatah, . S. M. (2021) Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review. SJEMed, 2 (1), 85-91. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1598298728


Turabian Style

Shodari, Albraa F., Majdah A. Almaghrabi, Sarah A. Basindwah, Banan F. Alhazmi, and Salah M. Fallatah. 2021. Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2 (1), 85-91. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1598298728


Chicago Style

Shodari, Albraa F., Majdah A. Almaghrabi, Sarah A. Basindwah, Banan F. Alhazmi, and Salah M. Fallatah. "Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 2 (2021), 85-91. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1598298728


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Shodari, Albraa F., Majdah A. Almaghrabi, Sarah A. Basindwah, Banan F. Alhazmi, and Salah M. Fallatah. "Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 2.1 (2021), 85-91. Print. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1598298728


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Shodari, A. F., Almaghrabi, . M. A., Basindwah, . S. A., Alhazmi, . B. F. & Fallatah, . S. M. (2021) Techniques and tools used in trauma patients transfer: a review. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2 (1), 85-91. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1598298728


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