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Table 3 Time needed for the stabilisation procedures stratified by qualification of the personnel

From: Vacuum mattress or long spine board: which method of spinal stabilisation in trauma patients is more time consuming? A simulation study

Qualification Spine board Vacuum mattress p-value
(adjusted)
Emergency physician 90.0 (95% CI 71.3 – 108.8) 295.4 (95% CI 260.6 – 330.1) < 0.01
Medical student 89.0 (95% CI 81.6 – 96.5) 258.0 (95% CI 236.5 – 279.5) < 0.01
Paramedic in training 82.9 (95% CI 71.5 – 94.2) 192.5 (95% CI 167.8 – 217.2) < 0.01
Paramedic 82.3 (95% CI 70.5 – 94.1) 286.1 (95% CI 247.6 – 324.7) < 0.01
Firefighter 108.8 (95% CI 97.0 – 120.5) 336.9 (95% CI 282.2 – 391.6) < 0.01
  1. The mean values with 95% confidence interval in brackets are expressed in seconds