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What can you do when someone is unconscious and has a spinal injury?
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Call 911
Call 911. Do not move the person if at all possible.
You may need to if leaving them in place places them in danger; or if they are not breathing, lack a pulse (that is they need CPR and you are trained in this). Moving someone with an unstable spine can cause further nerve or spinal cord injury. Emts are trained in how to safely move someone who may have this type of injury.

In brief: Call 911
Call 911. Do not move the person if at all possible.
You may need to if leaving them in place places them in danger; or if they are not breathing, lack a pulse (that is they need CPR and you are trained in this). Moving someone with an unstable spine can cause further nerve or spinal cord injury. Emts are trained in how to safely move someone who may have this type of injury.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Call 911 and do not
Try to move the injured person or allow anyone else allowing first responders to handle all care.

In brief: Call 911 and do not
Try to move the injured person or allow anyone else allowing first responders to handle all care.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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