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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.

Stimson2017  Weight for Stimson

(Stimson technique via Wikipedia)


pemsou5_wp • February 14, 2020

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