Circumferential pelvic antishock sheeting: a temporary resuscitation aid.

  title={Circumferential pelvic antishock sheeting: a temporary resuscitation aid.},
  author={Milton Lee Chip Routt and Alexis Falicov and Emma Woodhouse and Thomas A. Schildhauer},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  volume={16 1},
Acute traumatic pelvic ring instability causes severe pain and associated hemorrhage. Circumferential pelvic sheeting provides patient comfort and noninvasive, rapid, and temporary pelvic ring stability. A bed sheet is readily available, inexpensive, easily applied around the pelvis, and disposable. 
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The indications and proper technique for placing a pelvic sheet are reviewed andCircumferential pelvic antishock sheeting is an effective and readily available tool for reducing pelvic volume at the accident scene or in the emergency department, while still allowing access to the abdomen and lower extremities for ongoing resuscitation.
Videos in clinical medicine. Technique for temporary pelvic stabilization after trauma.
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