Major pelvic injury occurs in up to 9% of blunt trauma presentations. It is complicated by significant other organ injury in 20% of patients who are multiply injured following high velocity trauma (Biffl et al. 2001).
Hemorrhage is a major life threat with pelvic trauma and occurs due to disruption of the arterial or venous system, or due to bleeding from the disrupted cancellous bone. Mortality remains high for those patients with haemodynamic and mechanical pelvic instability despite intervention (Eastridge et al. 2002), (White et al. 2008).
Each kit is a collection of tools and resources to guide the effective delivery of a trauma education event. The kits are designed for use in any Queensland Health facility and can be modified by the facilitator to the needs of the learner, as well as the environment in which the education is being delivered.
Other resources and tools on the topic of pelvic trauma.
- WSES pelvic injuries classification - World Journal of Emergency Surgery
- Primary Clinical Care Manual (10th Edition) - Fractured pelvis p.190 - Queensland Health
- Orthobullets (orthopaedic educational resource) - Orthobullets