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Badger Medical Collar

Storrs/Mansfield, Connecticut: Bariatric Collar LLC introduces the Badger Medical Collar to the public safety community. This device eliminates the frustration and difficulty of trying to cervically immobilize bariatric or larger patients, especially those who are difficult “to collar”. Badger Medical Collar goes beyond the bariatric patients – though its utility patent protection it offers cervical protection to “patients that are hard to collar”, tactical scenarios, helmeted patients, water rescues — all contributing to saving scene time which is very important. The Badger Medical Collar fills a need in the EMS service that has not been addressed until now.

Following an EMS call at a construction accident in 2012 where a bariatric patient fell off a scissor lift, Timothy Andrew Kussow, a Firefighter/EMT and Sculpture Professor, began working on a more effective solution to immobilizing bariatric patients. However, his initial research found that no viable options were available in the industry. After a long period devoted to product design and informal test trials, Mr. Kussow arrived at a final patented invention.

The patented Badger Medical Collar consists of a simple polyethylene foam tube with a series of cuts and a nylon fitting/connector. The unique features of the invention are ease-of-use and the elimination of “towel rolling.” Additional advantages of the Badger Medical Collar:
  • True “no neck” collar
  • Weather proof/tactical
  • Twist/tear to fit
  • Floatable – water rescue aide
  • Bed head padding accommodation
  • Open patient accessible
  • No hyper-extension/flexion
  • Unassuming design
  • Ambidextrous side lock
  • Rapid extrication collar for “bag & drag” patients
  • Patient position application flexibility
  • No blood or air flow restrictions
  • Feed through or saw to place design
  • Easy removable for surgical airway or interventions
  • Accommodates packing & dressings

Bariatric Collar LLC: Founded in 2015, Badger Medical Collar Dba Bariatric Collar LLC is manufacturing the Badger Medical Collar for retail and wholesale sales. For more information, visit