CERVICAL COLLAR R.I.P.

A posting I found regarding cervical collars that I think is well worth reading and discussing in relation to pre-hospital emergency care syllabus, training and use in Thailand:

And so the rigid cervical collar is laid to rest in the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) of Bergen, Norway. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, and has an active HEMS department at Bergen University Hospital. Particularly, HEMS doc Helge Asbjørnsen has been a strong advocate against the cervical collar, providing the basis for our “Curse of the Cervical Collar” post. Now, the latest EMS SOP is – for all practical purposes – getting rid of the cervical collar in Bergen’s ambulance service.

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