Stimson shoulder reduction
Busy ED and don’t have time for procedural sedation or prolonged anterior shoulder dislocation reduction techniques? Set ’em up in the Stimson technique position and forget ’em – check back in 20-30 minutes. AliEM posted this great tip for using soft restraints to attach weights to the patient’s wrist. If you don’t have weights – each 1 Liter bag of NS including the bag is about 2.4 lbs; attach 2 to 4 bags for 5-10 lbs of weight.
(Stimson technique via Wikipedia)