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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’

Thomas, A. (2016) ‘Trauma Care Conference considers expanding role of paramedics in subspecialty’, Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 278-279

Human spine X-Ray

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Dancing Skeleton X-Ray

Caption competition! Because moving is good for you? We do like to keep our patients moving?

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