During the past two posts, I’ve reviewed the various pelvic binders available and how much they cost. But what can you do if you find yourself in a situation where you need a binder but don’t have one?
It’s time to go MacGyver!
You need three things:
Yes, that’s right. A simple and cheap SAM splint, a tourniquet, and some kind of blade to cut the SAM splint with. Essentially, the SAM splint is the binder and the tourniquet is used to cinch it down in the correct position.
Here’s a video that demonstrates how to do it. Enjoy!
Source: The Trauma Professionals’s Blog