Pelvic injury guideline

The adult trauma clinical practice guideline Management of Haemodynamically Unstable Patients with a Pelvic Fracture is one of four guidelines published by NSW ITIM. It consists of four documents:

Full report - the complete guideline including algorithms, summary, discussions, tables of evidence, appendices and references.

Summary report - contains algorithms and guidelines.

Algorithm 1 - A3 colour algorithm for angiography services available.

Algorithm 2 - A3 colour algorithm for without angiography services available.


Author: Dr. Martin Heetveld, Trauma Fellow, Liverpool Hospital

Published: January 2007

Clinical questions addressed:

  1. How to determine the source of bleeding in haemodynamically unstable pelvic fracture patients.
  2. How to control pelvic bleeding with or without associated intraabdominal bleeding.
  3. What is the optimal angiography and embolisation technique?
  4. How to optimally mechanically stabilise the pelvis.

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