Nepean Trauma Evening 19th Nov -Hard collars questioned!

This just came out last night! Nepean Trauma evening was live streamed on net and recorded at NSW ITIM website ( fabulous trauma education site!) Watch the recording and 10 minutes into it is a presentation on Hard cervical collars and questioning their role in the future.  

PHARM Podcast 128 : Are you going soft? with Dr Stephen Rashford

@ketaminh @Andywebster soft collar provides some comfort and support BUT primarily a marker the spine is not cleared. — Dr Stephen Rashford (@QASMedDirector) November 18, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

JC: Self extrication vs. assisted extrication. St.Emlyn’s

St.Emlyn’s – Meducation in Virchester #FOAMed The last 2 years have seen the agreed wisdom of spinal immobilisation challenged. We have seen a paradigm shift in our attitude towards the use of cervical collar with some prehospital services now removing the automatic use of this device, and international organisations questioning their routine use. In brief…Continue reading “JC: Self extrication vs. assisted extrication. St.Emlyn’s”

Alternative intubation techniques vs Macintosh laryngoscopy in patients with cervical spine immobilization: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Interesting open access article from Switzerland! Alternative intubation techniques vs Macintosh laryngoscopy in patients with cervical spine immobilization: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials