NECKSAFE LAUNCHES NEW RUGBY APP

NECKSAFE, Australia’s premier NFP Charity[1] dedicated to the elimination of preventable head and neck injuries though advocacy, awareness, research and education has launched a new NECKSAFE RUGBY APP to complement its existing suite of iOS products.

Necksafe Rugby App2The NECKSAFE RUGBY APP is a clinical decision support tool and a memory aide for those who respond to injured players on the field. Designed using the National Emergency X-Radiology Utilisation Study (NEXUS) and Canadian C-Spine pre-hospital principles, the user is guided through the sequence of decision-making to reach a safe conclusion.

The Necksafe Rugby App can be downloaded at:

https://itunes.apple.com/gd/app/necksafe-rugby/id1104871503?mt=8

After the basics of resuscitation (which always takes first priority) the key messages are:

  • Suspect spinal injury in specific circumstances
  • Send for Help
  • Place head in Neutral Position
  • Apply Manual Inline Support (MILS)
  • Use a Cervical Collar (if available and trained)
  • Log Roll and Spineboard placement (if available and trained)
  • Head Immobilisation Device “headbed” use (if available and trained)
  • Preparation for transport

The App also has the MAYDAY PROCEDURE for scrum disengagement in the case of suspected spinal injury.

More information: Dr. Adrian Cohen +61418253333 ado@necksafe.com  www.necksafe.com.au

 

HIUF MGF logo approvedTHIS APP IS FREE TO USE, AND IS SUPPORTED BY A GENEROUS PARTNERSHIP FROM

HEARTS IN UNION RUGBY FOUNDATION AND THE MACQUARIE GROUP FOUNDATION

 

NECKSAFE APPS NOW AVAILABLE:

Necksafe Apps x 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Necksafe App: https://itunes.apple.com/gd/app/necksafe/id784218909?mt=8

Necksafe Aquatic App: https://itunes.apple.com/gd/app/necksafeaqua/id820166013?mt=8

Necksafe Football App: https://itunes.apple.com/gd/app/necksafefooty/id787043039?mt=8

Necksafe Rugby App: https://itunes.apple.com/gd/app/necksafe-rugby/id1104871503?mt=8

Headsafe App: https://itunes.apple.com/gd/app/headsafe/id1003549094?mt=8

[1] Necksafe Ltd is recognised by the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission (ACNC) as a Health Promotion Charity (HPC) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status

 

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