Grady Straps

Grady straps are a specific strapping configuration used in full body spinal immobilization.

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Grady Straps
... Grady straps are a specific configuration forming a criss-cross ā€œXā€ across the chest and a ā€œVā€ across the pelvis in a harness-type fashion using only two long straps ... Grady straps protect against movement in all directions up, down, left, and right, and prohibit the patient from sliding on the backboard ... Grady straps are also effective in situations where the backboard must be positioned in a way other than supine, such as left lateral recumbent (or recovery position) for ...

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