Should we use cervical collars?
What are the arguments for and against cervical collars?
What are the disadvantages of cervical collars?
Why use cervical collars?
This is a ‘debate which has rumbled on for several years and still appears to have no definitive solution in sight’; there is minimal evidence supporting using collars in all situations; the negative effects in discussion at current range ‘from raising intracranial pressure, to restricting the airway and having a negative impact on respiration’
Source: Thomas, A. (2016) ‘Trauma Care Conference considers expanding role of paramedics in subspecialty’, Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 278-279
More info coming soon. Watch this space