New Research May Change Car Wreck Rescue

Dr Tim Nutbeam, an emergency medicine consultant, and medical lead for the Devon air ambulance has been conducting research into the best way to remove casualties from car wrecks.

The current method is to keep people very still and cut the car from around them. This is to prevent making any spinal injuries worse but can take up to an hour.

Dr Nutbeam has discovered that only 0.3% of patients have a spinal injury and that the delay can actually cause more harm than good to other patients.

Read the whole article in the Guardian.

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