In a UK first, we are changing the way we manage spinal injuries thanks to Critical Care Paramedic Alan Cowley’s research.
We will be using different approaches such as encouraging patients not to move their neck or head blocks to immobilise the neck and spine instead of using semi-ridged neck collars which have been found to be unsuitable for patients.
Look out for these lanyards which will be used to allow hospital medics to identify patients who may have a suspected spinal injury.
You can read more about these changes in our press release or watch our interview with Alan Cowley.
Source: UKPH Facebook