Rationale for prehospital soft neck collar use

FOAM IS SOFT! image from foambymail.com

FOAM IS SOFT!
image from foambymail.com

Introduction to cervical soft collars by Queensland Ambulance Service 2015

Spinal Immobilisation_Evidence Review_170314_V3_EEM

Caveats: This is a prehospital implementation by the state wide ambulance service. It doesnt mean all Emergency departments are following suit and in fact some will continue to use hard collars/Philadelphia collars etc. Yes that means soft collar will be removed on arrival in some EDs and a hard collar placed. Aeromedical services in the state of Queensland are still considering what will be changed or not with regard to prehospital spinal immobilisation for aeromedical evacuation.

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