Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services will take part in a special Canadian C-Spine study regarding the immobilization of patients in ambulances.
The Ontario Hospital Research Institute has asked 13 Ontario paramedic services, including the Hastings-Quinte Service to participate in the second phase of the study.
Chief of Paramedic Services Doug Socha.
Results from the first phase indicate that in 40,000 trauma patients the Canadian C-spine rule requiring immobilization of trauma patients was unnecessary.
The study is expected to begin in the fall.