Reduction and stabilisation of pelvic injuries should occur as soon as possible, on scene. Studies of patients sustaining pelvic injuries have shown that rapid immobilisation reduces haemorrhage by stabilising the fractured bone ends, reducing bleeding and stabilising clot formation.
The Prometheus Pelvic Splint has been designed for pre-hospital use, and is light and easily adjusted by one person. The soft material, with no internal stitching, minimises pressure points and reduces the risk of pressure necrosis.
Using the preferred method of application, the neoprene can be trimmed once the splint has been sized to the patient, which means that anteriorly the splint is comprised mainly of the blue fastening material, which is only 50mm wide. This allows more access to the inguinal region and urethra for urinary catheterisation and/or femoral vein/artery access.
The Prometheus Pelvic Splint is suitable for all sizes – from the child to the bariatric patient.
- Made of 6mm Neoprene – very light
- One size fits all
- Splint may be cut to size to allow access to abdomen and groin
- Soft material with no stitching limits risk of pressure ulceration or friction
- The perineum and anus are left uncovered