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 4 documents:
Full report - the complete guideline including algorithms, summary, discussions, tables of evidence, appendixes 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:
- How to determine the source of bleeding in haemodynamically unstable pelvic fracture patients.
- How to control pelvic bleeding with or without associated intraabdominal bleeding.
- What is the optimal angiography and embolisation technique?
- How to optimally mechanically stabilise the pelvis.