Ambu® Head Wedge

  • Full support in only one step
  • Flat storage
  • Radio translucent, CAT & MRI compatible

The unique Ambu Head Wedge is designed to immobilize a patient’s head instantly and effectively when placed on a backboard. It is applied easily and quickly in just four simple steps.


With its innovative construction, the Head Wedge enables a perfect fit to the patient in one go, saving time at the scene when seconds count. Made of plastic, which is superior to any cardboard product; there is no need to worry about bad weather because the Head Wedge is even efficient on wet backboards.

The Ambu Head Wedge stores completely flat saving valuable storage space. It can even be stored attached to the backboard.

The Ambu Head Wedge is totally radiolucent, CT and MRI compatible, ensuring that the patient is effectively immobilized even during examinations.

The Ambu Head Wedge is fully disposable and manufactured out of recyclable plastic, making it both waterproof and very durable. It is adjustable to fit all sizes from children to adults, fits all known backboards and has strong, self-adhesive head strap with medical grade glue ensures a secure hold without any discomfort to the patient.


    Additional detailed specification can be found in the datasheets.

    Accommodates head sizes

    50 cm to 63 cm in circumference


    400 x 165 x 12 mm


    100 g

    Spare parts

    There are no spare parts or accessories for this product.



    file_download Ambu Immobilization Brochure
    (478.98 KB - pdf)


    file_download Ambu® Head wedge Datasheet
    (1.27 MB - pdf)

    Supplementary Information

    file_download Symbol Explanation
    (1.22 MB - pdf)
    file_download Reach document for Medical Devices
    (260.73 KB - pdf)

    December 2011