SOMSA 2017 – the rise of pelvic binders
Following the recent guideline changes for the use of pelvic binders in Tactical Combat Casualty Care, the Prometheus Pelvic SplintTM was in high demand during our visit to the Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly (SOMSA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The popular event is a unique blend of pre-hospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster and deployed medicine, aiming to advance the science of special operations medical care through the education and professional development of special operations and medical providers.
The guideline changes may result in the higher usage of pelvic binders in tactical combat environments. This could be a great move for the industry, as it becomes ever more clear that the reduction and stabilisation of pelvic injuries should occur as soon as possible on scene. Studies of patients who have sustained this type of injury have proven rapid immobilisation reduces haemorrhage by stabilising fractured bone ends, reducing bleeding and stabilising clot formation.
Keith Real, Chief Executive Officer at Prometheus DeltaTech and Director of Business Development for the Prometheus Medical group, said, “We were delighted with delegates’ response to the Prometheus Pelvic SplintTM. The product was created for pre-hospital use and we believe it is one of the best on the market due to its one-size-fits-all design and lack of internal stitching to reduce the risk of pressure necrosis.”
Keith Real continues, “SOMSA 2017 has proven once again to be a fantastic showcase of trauma and pre-hospital care equipment, and we look forward to returning in 2018.”
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