Patient transfer devices – care in and out of hospital

In the early days of our major trauma centre, when the network was in its relative infancy there was a noticeable lack of standardisation.  Patients would be brought to us from distance as close as a few hundred yards, or over a hundred miles on ‘spinal boards’, with occasional use of scoop stretchers.

With time, effort, communication and education things have changed for the better.  I would like to write this article to help provide some evidence to others who are passionate about getting the word out.

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