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"NeckSafe" Spinal Management Courses

PO BOX 214 SPIT JUNCTION 2088 PHONE/FAX (02) 9968-3465

E-MAIL ado@tmx.com.au

AFE AL MANAGEMENT COURSES

"NeckSafe" Spinal Management Courses are designed around the practical experiences of hands-on doctors, paramedics and lifeguards, the Necksafe course itself is a Risk Minimisation strategy in action, combining sound theory with relevant practical demonstrations and active learning principles.

 

The Necksafe Spinal Courses cover:

Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Spinal Cord and Nerves
Assessment of the Spinal Injury
Immediate Treatment
Treatment in the Aquatic environment (still water and surf)
Spinal Equipment: Cervical Collars, Stretchers, Vacuum Mattresses and Jordan Frame
The Controversies

The courses are taught by Dr. Cohen with the assistance of practising experts who understand the practicalities of acute care at the accident scene.

Being prepared also means being protected; all participants completing the course will be presented with a Certificate of Spinal Injury Competency, and the programme is currently before the Vocational Education Training Advisory Board (VETAB) for national certification. Once VETAB accreditation is received, Certificates will be appropriately endorsed.

Courses can be hosted at a location suitable for your staff, and run over two 3 hour sessions: morning (Theory) and afternoon (Practical).

Costs are $175 per student (minimum 10), which includes all course material and practical equipment.

Suitable for Lifeguards, First Aiders, Occupational Health and Safety personnel, this is one investment which every organisation must make.

Immediate Assistants also has available the latest in Spinal Injury Equipment at competitive prices.

Please contact us to examine your specific needs, or for further discussion on (02) 9968 3465 or 0418 25 3333.

Kind personal regards,

DR. ADRIAN COHEN

 

NECKSAFE CURRICULUM

A. Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Recognition of Spinal Injury
When to Transport

B. Stabilising and Preparing the Patient for Transport
Resuscitation
Respiratory Insufficiency
Establish Airway
Oxygen Therapy
Ventilatory Assistance
Chest X-Ray
Circulatory Insufficiency
Differentiate Hypovolaemic from Neurogenic Shock
Intravenous Lifelines
Spinal Splinting
Impaired Temperature Regulation
Internal Injuries

C. Neurological Evaluation
Diagnosis of Spinal Cord Injury
Documentation of the Extent of the Neurological Deficit

D. Radiographic Examination
Cervical Spine
Thoracic Spine
Lumbo-sacral Spine
Chest

E. Treatment
Reduction of Vertebral Malalignment
Steroids
Visceral Paralysis
Other Medications
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Preventing Pressure Sores

F. Transporting the "Spinal Patient"

G. Final Transport Preparation

 

IMMEDIATE ASSISTANTS KEY PERSONNEL

Dr. Adrian Cohen
Bachelor of Medicine
Bachelor of Surgery
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Chief Medical Officer
Expert in Acute Spinal Trauma Management and Transport
Churchill Fellowship in European Trauma Services
Rescue Diver
Extensive Media Experience
RAAF Officer
Medical Services for major Sporting and Motorsport Events
Medical Director Australian Connection Airlines
Clean Up Australia Medical Adviser
Discovery Channel Eco-Challenge Medical Director

Dr. Les Blackstock
Bachelor of Medicine
Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Arts (Politics)
Masters of Business Administration
Ph.D in progress
RAAF Officer
Administrator and CEO major metropolitan Private Hospital
Extensive Military Management experience
Medical Adviser P & O Cruises
Australian Rugby League Medical Officer

Paul Featherstone
Wilderness and Remote Access Specialist/Instructor
Ambulance Special Casualty Access Team Paramedic Instructor
Rescue Helicopter Specialist Instructor/Examiner
Australia’s Leading Paramedic
Airborne Rappelling
Associate Lecturer Charles Sturt University
Rescue Diver
Close Personal Protection

Roger Graham
Wilderness and Remote Access Specialist/Instructor
Special Forces Army Paramedic
Rescue Helicopter Specialist Crewman
Australia’s Leading Rope & Rigging Specialist
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Airborne Rappelling
Associate Lecturer Charles Sturt University
Military Diver
Commercial Photographer
Close Personal Protection

Paul Newland
Wilderness and Remote Access Specialist
Rescue Helicopter Specialist Instructor/Examiner
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Commercial/Rescue Helicopter Pilot
Airborne Rappelling
Rescue Diver
Council and Surf Lifesaving Lifeguard

Trevor Cracknell
Wilderness and Remote Access Specialist
Rescue Helicopter Specialist Instructor/Examiner
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Airborne Rappelling
Rescue Diver
Council and Surf Lifesaving Lifeguard
International Swimming representative
National Surf Lifesaving representative and tittle-holder
Australia’s Leading Water Rescue Specialist

Harry Gatt
Wilderness and Remote Access Specialist/Instructor
Ambulance Special Casualty Access Team Paramedic Instructor
Rescue Helicopter Crewman
Airborne Rappelling
Senior Snowboard Instructor
Rescue Diver

Peter MCKenzie
Civil Aviation Rescue Check and Training Captain
Rescue Helicopter Specialist Instructor/Examiner
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Commercial/Rescue Helicopter Pilot
Airborne Rappelling

Brett Tappin
Wilderness and Remote Access Specialist
Rescue Helicopter Specialist Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Airborne Rappelling
Rescue Diver
Surf Lifesaving and Red Cross Instructor

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The NeckSafe Aquatic Spinal Management Technique Spinal Cord Anatomy
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