I saw the topic pop up as an email notification and my first thoughts were ' holy thread resuscitation , batman ! '
Esme thanks for helping the Doc out with your protocol
as for the individuals complaining that their X-ray techs wont image unless the patient is on the X ray table ... are your ED trolleys not X ray compatible with a film holder ?
because i'm aware of the converse situation being posited that despite the assertions of the manufacturer over x ray translucently / transparency , x raying on a long extrication board produces poor images in the opinion of the radiographer and radiologist,plus of course all the artefact from handles, speed pin clips etc ...
as for staffing issues it's interesting that the immediate assumption is that it will deplete the ED of staff, despite ATLS methodolgy over doing initial imaging in the ED resus room and it seems to assume that there will be no patient transport porters etc ... to assist ... as for ct well yes they do need to be moved onto the CT scanner table but this is where the scoop hoist previously mentioned comes into it;s own ...
the scoop used in 'backmanmal's' pictures above is a ferno 65 exl which is UK ferno's standard scoop stretcher
Product: Scoop 65 EXL (010795900) | Ferno