Suspected Spinal Injury

The New York State Emergency Medical Advisory Committee has developed a new protocol for suspected spinal injury. This protocol was approved by the New York State Emergency Services Council.

The transition from the current spinal protocol to the new protocol includes an education component. Before an EMS Agency can begin using the new protocol all of their EMT-B and AEMT personnel must receive the training. All training must be completed by December 31, 2008

New Suspected Spinal Injury Protocol

New Spinal Protocol Training

This presentation is designed to be used by training officers, instructors, course sponsors, and providers. Three formats have been provided for your use: Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation, PowerPoint SlideShow, and Adobe Acrobat format. Feel free to download these files for use in your organization and disseminate the presentations to anyone who may need them. When using the presentation, it is recommended that you have a copy of the new protocol with you while viewing the presentation. If you have any questions please contact us at (518) 402-0996, ext. 1, 4.