Maybe this should be in an EMS forum.
Ok guys I pose a question to you. This maybe should probably go in a EMS forum but I figured I would get your guys' opinioins first.
You get called to a 75 y/o male, he has cancer but hasnt had a chemo treatment in about a month. He has fallen and is extremely confussed and weak all of which are new to him according to his spouse. No one was around to witness the fall so its unknown why he fell, if he lost consciousness, or if he hit his head. The direction in which he is laying is kinda ackward to what the wife thinks happened. There is no obvious signs of trauma. Do you take C-spine precautions. now you are upstairs and its kinda cramped. How would you have gotten him down stairs? You can use a full backboard or a KED and put him in a chair from the dinner table.
I want to know how many people would have done the same thing as I, but I wont tell you what i wanted to do just yet. I want a few responses first to see if i was right or wrong. I obviously want to learn from this call to help make my patient care better.