The Turley Backboard Pad is a reusable, multi-purpose gel pad that can be used on a backboard to provide greater patient comfort. The pad was designed to prevent painful pressure sores caused by hard backboards. The pad can be heated or cooled to provide appropriate patient care and support emergency medicine therapies, such as induced hypothermia. It is latex-free, silicone-free and X-ray translucent. The pad works with nearly any backboard or immobilization device.