Spinal Management

We endeav­our to provide par­tic­i­pants with the skills and knowl­edge to man­age injured casu­alties with sus­pected spinal injuries in an aquatic envi­ron­ment and in other emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.

Course prerequisites

  • Finan­cial mem­ber of Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club
  • Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assess­ment.
  • Pro­fi­cient in one of the fol­low­ing awards: Apply (Senior) First Aid; Bronze Medal­lion

Course length

4.5 hours

Course outcomes

  • Dis­play a basic under­stand­ing of spinal cord anatomy and injuries
  • Describe the pos­si­ble causes of spinal injuries
  • Detail the signs and symp­toms of a patient with sus­pected spinal injuries
  • Demon­strate how to move a casu­alty with sus­pected spinal injuries
  • Detail and demon­strate the man­age­ment of head and spinal injuries
  • Detail the prin­ci­ples of immo­bi­liza­tion for spinal injuries
  • Detail the pre­cau­tions nec­es­sary for the trans­porta­tion of casu­alties with sus­pected spinal injuries



Assess­ment is through demon­stra­tion, pre­sen­ta­tion and appli­ca­tion of all ele­ments of com­pe­tency in the work­place. Par­tic­i­pants will be required to com­plete activ­i­ties that may include role-plays, oral and writ­ten ques­tion­ing, prac­ti­cal demon­stra­tions and per­form­ing sce­nar­ios.


Mem­bers are required to requal­ify this award annu­ally. Requal­i­fi­ca­tion takes around 2–3 hours to com­plete.

Course dates

  • Refer to Mem­ber Courses for upcom­ing dates
  • This course is typ­i­cally con­ducted fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of a Bronze Medal­lion course.

Course Registration

Need more infor­ma­tion or would like to reg­is­ter your inter­est in this course, then please con­tact the Club office.