So you’re working a busy A side shift at Elmhurst and you get an alert from EMS about a polytrauma. The patient rolls through the door alert but moaning in pain with obvious road rash to the bilateral lower extremities. He states he was in a motorcycle accident. He’s tachycardic and hypotensive. After a negative eFAST exam you complete the secondary survey assess for hip stability—you feel increased laxity bilaterally. You keep your hands on his hips and yell for a pelvic binder. But how do you put this thing on? Don’t embarrass yourself. See below for a great 4 min video showing how to apply a commercial pelvic binder and how to apply a binder with just regular sheets 🙂

Remmeber that your landmarks are the greater trochanters…

How to Apply a Pelvic Binder

References: https://www.emrap.org/episode/pelvicbinder/pelvicbinder