Tall Women will fit the 500 and Thin adult male will fit the 400.
Adolescents will fit the 500 as they are generally tall while in their growth stages.
The others size give a better fit for those matching a specific feature.
Patented and proven, the Miami J meets the rehabilitation needs of adults.
- Clinically tested to provide superior immobilization
- Sorbatex padding for skin protection
- Air vents for patient comfort
- Compatible with all imaging modalities
- Six sizes based on body type
Known as the superior immobilizer on the market through multiple independent studies, the Miami J Collar's patented design meets the specialized needs of all those afflicted with cervical injuries. The Miami J offers features that enhance compliance and help speed recovery while ensuringImmobilization, Inhibition of Skin Breakdown and Patient Comfort.
- Phenotype-driven sizing system make size selection simple while drastically reducing margin of error in fitting a patient. Each collar has a bioengineered front with a specific back designed to work together for superior immobilization.
- Sorbatex™ pads were specifically engineered to be antidecubitus, protecting skin integrity during extended wear.
- Adjustment options such as Angulation Buttons, a removable Sternal Pad and an optional Assist Strap allow for the greatest amount of flexibility and comfort in a collar without sacrificing immobilization.
- All Miami J Collars and accessories are latex-free and compatible with all imaging modalities.
Based on clinical studies and well-researched documentation, leading trauma centers across the country agree that the Miami J's revolutionary design provides the best in patient immobilization, comfort and rehabilitation.
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.
OPTIONAL ADD ON FEATURE:
Clinical evaluations in leading trauma centers demonstrate that, by simply replacing the standard back of the Miami J® or Miami Jr®. with the Intuitech™ pressure-relieving foam of the Occian Back, medical professionals can virtually eliminate occipital breakdown for multi-system trauma patients, without sacrificing c-spine stability.
Indications for Use
- Patients with poor skin assessment on admission to the ICU
- Patients you are unable to turn or remain supine for long periods of time due to presence of:
- neurological instability
- pulmonary instability
- hemodynamic instability
- pelvic fractures
- skeletal traction
- Patients who are not awake and alert within 24-48 hours after admission
- Patients with pre-existing skin injuries and/or lacerations to the head and / or neck
- Burn patients who must wear a collar
- Elective surgery patients desiring nighttime post-operative comfort
- Patients who have received high volume fluid resuscitation and show signs of skin breakdown such as edema and blistering
- Long term ventilator patients who cannot be clinically cleared by exam or radiographic clearance
- Diabetic or elderly patients with poor skin integrity