The exclusive Spencer Contour head immobilizer has been studied to assure the optimum head immobilization of traumatised patients. If used in combination with a spine board and a rigid cervical collar, it enables the transportation of a patient in critical condition during long or uncomfortable journeys.
A good fixation of the head also gives the rescuers the possibility to take more time and have extra care to place the patient in a safe position for the cervical tract.
The exclusive form of the head immobilizer has been designed by rescue experts and has been tested on the road. This form physiologically supports the brain case, avoiding as much as possible further compression of the cranium and completing the immobilization of the rachis supplied by the cervical collar.
Spencer Contour head immobilizer is composed of two mono blocks, made of a soft plastic material and a base with belts to fix to various kinds of stretchers.
The two shells are positioned with a very resistant Velcro® fixation system on the purpose made base, which is fixed onto any type of spine board with the belts provided or by use of the Velcro® system.
Holes have been made inside the two shells, which allow the inspection of the aural pavilion, permitting the verification of any loss of blood or liquids.
Moreover, the holes generously accommodate the aural pavilion, allowing the rescuer to communicate with the patient.
A new system of moulding permits a shell without seams and with a considerable thickness of the protective film, which guarantees a long duration.
The base can be used to fix two mono blocks for adult and paediatric patients, thanks to an additional cushion that can be removed.
The material used for the production of the shell is impermeable and avoids the absorption of organic liquids (blood, vomit, mucous). It is not damaged by chemical substances or solvents, is not modified by physical agents and stays soft even when the temperature varies. It can be easily cleaned and is X-ray compatible.