Use your fingers to measure the vertical distance from the top of the patient's shoulder to the tip of the chin.
Find the SIZING LINE on the Collar and position your lowest finger on the line. Select the size closest to the height of your fingers.
Proper application of the Collar is as important as proper sizing for immobilization and patient comfort. The two-piece design consists of a FRONT piece and BACK piece which are packaged as a set.
Always maintain the patient's head in neutral alignment. These directions are guidelines only; follow a qualified healthcare provider's instructions.
|Size Collar:||Find the SIZING LINE on the Collar and position your lowest finger on the line. Select the size closest to the height of your fingers.|
|Lock Size:||Position the Collar with the selected size. Press the lock into the Collar until secured. Verify by attempting to readjust. If movement occurs, repeat procedure until the Collar is secure.|
|Adjust Size:||To unlock, simply push the lock to return the lock to its unsecured position. Determine the proper height for the patient and press the lock into the selected size.|
Verify by attempting to readjust. If movement occurs, repeat procedure until the Collar is secure.
|1.||After selecting the properly sized Collar, apply the Collar to the patient's neck. The chin should be secured by the patented molded chin support.|
|2.||If the patient is in a supine position, slide the BACK part of the Collar behind the patient's neck until the hook and loop strap is visible.|
|3.||The hook and loop strap is brought around the back of the patient's neck and secured to the hook fastener.|
|4.||Before attaching the hook and loop strap, make certain the patient's head and the Collar are in neutral alignment. If the chin is not sufficiently supported, tighten Collar. If additional tightening results in patient extension, select smaller size.|
Before removing the Collar, mark the position of the hook and loop strap location to ensure re-application maintains the proper fit.
With the Collar secured on the patient, unfasten the hook and loop strap on the RIGHT side and then the LEFT side. Remove the Collar from the patient.