Application Guidelines for: 

The WIZ LOC tm 

Cervical Extrication Collar

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  • Read instructions before use. Training is required for proper use of this device. Practice and due diligence of the training received makes a difference in patient care. 
  • These instructions are guidelines only and are not offered as medical recommendations
  • This product is intended for application by licensed healthcare practitioners as directed by a physician or other medical authority.
  • Permanent injury may result from use other than that which is described in these application guidelines or those proven by medical authority.
  • This extrication collar was designed in an effort to make proper sizing of the extrication collar easier for the healthcare practitioner, thereby giving better patient care.
  • THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS 5th through 95th percentile fall into the Regular through Short range-NOT the no neck ( or similar sizes, et. What neck tm, Thick Neck.)
  • CE The products is in compliance with the essential requirements of Council Directive 93/42/EEC Medical Device Directive.
About The Occipital Adjustment:

REGULAR-SHORT: The Wiz-Loc occipital support is packaged preset in the Reg-Short position which is correct for most adult patients.

PEDI-THICK NECK: This position is used for pediatric patients and for patients with a very short neck. It is also recommended for patients with a low, but well defined occipital.

TALL: This position is used with long necks or no defined occipital. (back of head is flat.) It is most often used in young adults aged 8-12 where the shoulders are not yet developed, thus allowing for a long neck area. 

Applications: With the patient's head held in neutral alignment by a second person:
1 Attach Collar Loosely

With the mandible support in its lowest unlocked position, slide the pre-sized occipital support behind patient's neck. Centre the mandible support under the patient's chin. Fasten hook and loop fastener loosely. The chin should not extend beyond the edge of the mandible support.

2 Adjust mandible support

Move the mandible support upwards until slight resistance is met. Under no circumstances should nor is there need to apply so much upward movement that the head could be hyper extended. Lock the mandible  support in the place by pushing the cam-lock upwards. An audible snap should be heard.

3 Tighten Hook And Loop

While holding the mandible support system with one hand, literally tighten the loop fastener and affix to the hook fastener. This must be a firm release, pull and fasten procedure.

The extrication collar is now properly sized to the patient. The adjusted size should be noted by the reference gauge on the right side of the collar for QA QI purposes on the patient's run report/record. Proceed with further immobilization of the patient as much as mandated by current immobilization protocols.

Care of the WIZ-Loc tm:

The WIZ-Loc extrication collar may be reused if reuse is allowed by local protocols. It can be disinfected with an acceptable chlorine solution (*soak in a 3% chlorine solution for 15 mins, rinse and then air dry.) or other bacterial agent so long as it is thoroughly rinsed and allowed to air dry before reuse. The occipital support should be resecured to the REGULAR position. The adjustment post should be unlocked and the chin piece repositioned at it's lowest point, and decontamination stickers completed and affixed.

  Neck Access: The neck access hole allows plenty of room to check pulses, tracheal deviation, etc. In the event a larger area is necessary, the vertical support tab and adjustment post may be removed with scissors only after the patient has been properly secured to a full spine board or similar device.