Sam Splint

The Sam Splint is a 'nifty' little device that helps to stabilise the unstable pelvis. It has a patented autostop buckle which prevents further pulling when the correct compression force is applied.

Key tips:

  • Lay splint on bed before the arrival of a trauma patient likely to have a pelvic injury
  • Correct site is at the level of the GREATER TROCHANTERS (so often a little lower than you would first think)
    • ensure nothing in patient pockets before applying
  • When correct force applied an audible click is heard and two prongs are released preventing further force being delivered
    • ensure these prongs remain visible when strap secured in place

Hannah Bell