Miami J Cervical Neck Collar
It is best known as the superior c-spine immobilizer on the market by many different studies, the Miami J Collar's patented design provides specialized needs for anyone with cervical a injury. The Miami J features enhanced compliance and a speedy recovery providing the best immobilization possible, all while preventing inhibition of skin breakdown.
Sorbatex II padding is antibacterial and clinically proven to inhibit microbial
growth, which enhances comfort and helps assure patient compliance.
Bioengineered to minimize pressure points in key known areas; chin, occiput, trapezious and clavicle
Sizing based on 7 body types to ensure proper fit and perfect immobilization
Comfort adjustment buttons for occiput and mandible, removable sternal pad for supine and swallowing
Mostly Everyone will fit the 400 if you are a female and 300 if you are a male.
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 gives a better fit for those matching a specific feature.
How often should pads be changed?
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.
Can I use powder with the collar?
A. It is better to keep pads clean. Powder will absorb perspiration and become pasty, making the pads difficult to clean.
When should I get a new set of replacement pads?
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.
Can I use bleach on the pads?
A. Do not use bleach or harsh chemicals. Mild soap and water should be enough. The collar was designed using materials that are easy to clean.
Can I cut off the Assist Strap? 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. Can I use just the front of the collar with the Assist Strap? A. No. You need to attach the back piece to get proper immobilization and support. How can I tell if the collar is on correctly? 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: Occian Back 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