ASTM F1556 - 94(2015) - Standard Guide for Spinal Immobilization and Extrication (SPINE) Device Characteristics

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ASTM F1556 - 94(2015)

Standard Guide for Spinal Immobilization and Extrication (SPINE) Device Characteristics

Status : Current   Published : June 2015

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1.1 This guide covers minimum standards for devices, designated here as spinal immobilization and extrication device(s) (SPINED), commonly referred to as short spine board. The SPINED is designed to be used as the platform for immobilization and extrication of a patient with potential spine or spinal cord injury by emergency medical service personnel.

1.2 This guide does not identify specific degrees of limitation of motion achieved by placement of a SPINED on a patient. Definitive requirements for immobilization of the spine, and, in particular, the degree of limitation associated with the use of a SPINED, have not been established in the medical literature.

1.3  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.




Standard NumberASTM F1556 - 94(2015)
TitleStandard Guide for Spinal Immobilization and Extrication (SPINE) Device Characteristics
StatusCurrent
Publication Date01 June 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Extrication device, Short spine board, Spinal immobilization
ICS11.160
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages2
File Size55 KB
Price£36.00


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