Pelvic Trauma

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).

Management may include the use of pelvic binders, haemostatic resuscitation, surgical and interventional radiological haemorrhage control techniques (White et al. 2008), (Coccolini et al. 2017).

Training resource kits

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.

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Other resources

Other resources and tools on the topic of pelvic trauma.