NECKSAFE LAUNCHES NEW RUGBY APP
NECKSAFE, Australia’s premier NFP Charity 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.
The 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:
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.
THIS 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 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
 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