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BOARD. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it requires a greater number to perform certain acts.

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The standard AP view is performed with the patient on a spine board support and the mid-sagittal plane aligned.
On-field treatment % N * Medical personnel in attendance at the field on the day of the incident 50 109 Spinal immobilisation/alignment done on the field 49 111 No form of on-field management 34 111 Managed correctly with a cervical collar, 'log-rolling', placed onto a spine board with head blocks in place and the body strapped to avoid any movement 5 111 * Denominator (N) varies depending on availability of information provided.
A REPORT from California the morning after the much-awaited fight of Filipino Albert 'Prince' Pagara said the 'fallen boxer was carried out of the ring on a spine board, with a neck brace, immobilized.'
Williams' appointment expands the Alphatec Spine board to 11 directors.
Julie raced down from the public gallery and by then Chloe had been put on a spine board. After eight days at Leeds General Infirmary she was allowed home, but advised not to trampoline for six months.
Watch manager Stuart Simpson, of Stockton fire station, said the driver of the car was removed from his vehicle using a spine board. He said: "He was lucky as by chance there was an off duty firefighter who saw the accident and was able to assist."
A spokeswoman from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: 'A triple extension ladder from the fire engine was split in two and four paramedics and two firefighters used the ladder to reach the casualty and put him on the spine board.
Firefighters and paramedics lifted her out on a spine board and the couple were both taken to Walsgrave Hospital.
"The Life Brigade along with the fire brigade and the paramedics placed the casualty on to a spine board into a basket stretcher and then removed the casualty along the rocks to the Life Brigade's Land Rover, waiting on the beach.
The boat is equipped with basic medical emergency gadgets such as an oxygen tank and spine board, and would be manned by an emergency medical response team, said Ronald de Guzman, city disaster risk reduction and management officer.
Fire crews from Coulby Newham and Middlesbrough stations were called to help free the woman by removing the roof of the car, before she was carried out on a spine board as a precaution.
'The ambulance required assistance to gain entrance to the colliery and to lower a spine board into an open hold on the mountainside.