Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

Published: 14 June 2019

The Use of Pelvic Binders in Prehospital Management: Risk vs Reward

Abdullah al Haj, Raywat Deonandan

University of Ottawa, Canada

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10.31014/aior.1994.02.02.39

Pages: 214-217

Keywords: Pelvic Binding, Prehospital Management, Emergency Medicine

Abstract

Pelvic binding devices are used in prehospital management of cases of severe physical trauma, such as falls and motor vehicle accidents. From briefly reviewing the published evidence of the procedure’s risks and effectiveness, we conclude that binding represents an inexpensive and easily applied emergency strategy that offers pelvic stability while only minimally raising the risk of bleeding and other undesirable outcomes.

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