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backboard

(băk′bôrd′)
n.
1. A board placed under or behind something to provide firmness or support.
2. A board placed beneath the body of a person with an injury to the neck or back, used especially in transporting the person in such a way as to avoid further injury.

backboard

a long, flat, rigid piece of wood or other material that is placed under an accident victim with possible spinal injury. It is used to transport the patient to a hospital or as a firm surface for CPR.
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Patient on a backboard

back·board

(bakbōrd)
A flat hard sheet that is used by emergency medical technicians in patients with suspected spinal injury.
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VM&RC was awarded the backboard license by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), the trademark licensing affiliate company of IMG College, which has been "the leader in connecting passionate college fans to their favorite college brands for more than three decades.
Gared is also introducing colored backboards, called Spirit boards, and something it calls Adjust-A-Goal, a product that would fit between the backstop and the goal that allows the board and goal to be lowered from the standard 10 feet down to 7-7 1/2 feet.
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The gas feature also counterbalances the weight of the 48" acrylic backboard, so raising and lowering the basket is fast and easy--even for young kids.
When EMS units transport a suspected spinal patient on a facility's backboard, the EMS unit should be able to leave a complete spinal-immobilization system with the facility until the facility can recover its equipment from either the hospital or the EMS agency.
Players should be discouraged from raising the take-off area under a basketball backboard.
Rabbi Brenner took the idea of basketball, but changed the backboard, lowered the rim, and ruled out running and jumping.
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In addition to broad document and image format support, features like the ability to create Backboards via email, real-time feedback and an easy-to-use, web-based interface bring a new level of usability to the collaborative review and feedback process.
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