Do Not Do Recommendation

 

Do not log roll people with suspected pelvic fractures before pelvic imaging unless:

  • an occult penetrating injury is suspected in a person with haemodynamic instability 
  • log rolling is needed to clear the airway (for example, suction is ineffective in a person who is vomiting).

When log rolling, pay particular attention to haemodynamic stability.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:

Do not log roll people with suspected pelvic fractures before pelvic imaging unless:

  • an occult penetrating injury is suspected in a person with haemodynamic instability 
  • log rolling is needed to clear the airway (for example, suction is ineffective in a person who is vomiting).

When log rolling, pay particular attention to haemodynamic stability.

Interventions:
Log rolling

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Fractures (complex): assessment and management (NG37)
Published date:
May 2016
Paragraph number:
1.2.19
Page number:
8

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