Miami J FAQ
A. A good rule of thumb is once per shift in the hospital. After the patient is discharged, pads should be changed when the patient bathes, or approximately every 24 to 48 hours. Patients who are active and sweaty, or have body fluids, may need to change more often.
A. It is better to keep pads clean. Powder will absorb perspiration and become pasty, making the pads difficult to clean.
A. It depends on how much wear and tear the patient is putting on the collar. As soon as they start to show wear a new set of pads should be used.
A. Do not use bleach or harsh chemicals. Mild soap and water should be sufficient. The collar was designed using materials that are easy to clean.
A. Yes, but this may make it more difficult for the patient alone to apply the collar. The Assist Strap is attached with a button, so if you wish to remove it, it may be unbuttoned. Then the Strap may be reattached later, if desired.
A. No. You need to attach the back piece to get proper immobilization and support.
A. The words "Front" and "Back" are embossed on the appropriate pieces. Also, "Up" arrows are molded into the front and back pieces.