If you didn't notice the midshaft femur fracture until you got them in the truck.
still have never done this in 6 years. not even sure where it is on the unit lol. Hopefully my partner does.
I used one twice in 13 years. We usually bust them out for annual skills review which is nice cause I know I would've forgotten how to use it by now.
But in the same way be a little aggressive know your unit
True know your unit but I honestly don't get the point. I mean I've been on lots of femur fractures we learned after the fact. It would have to be such an obvious open femur fracture for me to bust this out
...Wait for it...
And why would we hopefully decide not to "bust out" the traction splint on the gnarly open fracture?
To reintroduce the exposed bone into the wound can cause sepsis. How about immobilize pt, sterile saline dressing with dry bulky cover, and lots of drugs?
God I love this forum. So much stuff from discussions I never would have thought of and never got told in basic class.
What would they end up doing in the ER, how do you sterilize a bone?
I'm pretty sure he's referring to what mycrofft addressed; introducing contaminated bone and tissue back into the body- potentially putting the patient at risk for infection.