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Spineboards for Pools and Lifeguards
Pool spine boards are helpful because they provide a stable platform for transporting injured swimmers safely out of the water. They are especially useful when there is a risk of exacerbating a neck or spinal injury. The boards help to immobilize the head and neck, reducing further potential damage to the patient while they are being transported.
They can help keep the victim from slipping off the board during transport and allow medical professionals to attend to their needs more quickly. Pool spine boards also provide an effective way of positioning an injured swimmer on a pool deck before more advanced treatment is administered. This offers more stability than if they were simply pulled out of the water by lifeguards or other personnel, which could cause further trauma or increase pain levels for the patient.