paramedicmike Posted May 4, 2017 Share Posted May 4, 2017 7 hours ago, Just Plain Ruff said: Just think of how much money the C-collar manufacturers stand to lose if we go away completely from C-collars. The manufacturers will survive. We use them frequently in the ER. People walk in after their MVC complaining of neck pain and someone in triage throws a collar on them. I know. I know. Anecdote will get me nowhere. Spock is right, though. The worst spinal injuries I've seen have all walked, or limped, into the ER. Like the guy who walked in after a mountain bike accident. "My neck's a little stiff." C4/5 fracture/subluxation. Or the little old lady who took a header into her basement floor while bending over to pick up laundry. Type III Dens fracture. For the time being, unless someone can be clinically cleared (e.g. Nexus), collars will still be used until someone can be cleared radiographically. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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