Football Injury Treatments Focus On Head, Spine

Football Injury Treatments Focus On Head, Spine


ENCLOSURE IN THE ELEPHANT HOUSE. IT IS FOOTBALL SEASON JUST AROUND THE CORNER. COLORADO FIRST RESPONDERS WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY STAYS SAFE. WEST METRO FIRE RESCUE TEAMED UP WITH DOCTORS AT ST. ANTHONY’S HOSPITAL TO PRACTICE TREATING THE MOST COMMON INJURIES ON THE FIELD. THE TRAINING TODAY FOCUSED ON HEAD AND SPINAL INJURIES. THE GOAL IS FOR PARAMEDICS TO COMPLETELY PERRY VICTIM FOR THE TRIP TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND POSSIBLY SURGERY. THAT INCLUDES CHANGES TO FOOTBALL HELMETS WITH FACEMASKS THAT CAN EASILY BE PATCHED BY FIRST RESPONDERS. SPENT PREVIOUSLY WE WOULD NEED TO USE BOLT CUTTERS TO TRY TO TAKE FACEMASKS OFF. THIS IS THE LEAST IMPACTFUL ON THE PATIENT. PROBABLY NOT VERY — NOT NEARLY AS SCARY. WE ARE ABLE TO QUICKLY ASSESS

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