|Document ID (ISN)||112343|
|Convention or series no.
||Adisesh A., Robinson L., Codling A., Harris-Roberts J., Lee C., Porter K.
Health and Safety Executive
||Evidence-based review of the current guidance on first aid measures for suspension trauma
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. 35p. Illus. 9 ref.
||Evidence-based_review_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||In 2002, HSE published a review entitled "Harness Suspension: Review and Evaluation of Existing Information" (see CIS 07-1471). It was noted in this report that the rescue plan was an essential part of fall protection arrangements. The report quoted and summarized advice extracted from various papers concerning harness suspension. Although it was not intended to be a review of the medical advice for rescue from suspension, it was frequently cited in such a context and in support of measures that differ from standard first aid practice. This project was undertaken to develop authoritative guidance on the matter. It involved reviewing the advice and guidance available on suspension trauma. This review was used to address the questions of whether the current information and advice available for treating suspension trauma casualties was adequate and in line with current practice and recommendations, and whether there was a need for HSE to produce guidance. Findings are discussed.
||United Kingdom; shock following injury; first aid; harnesses; falls of persons
||public OSH institutions; literature survey; report
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Medicine, hygiene and first aid
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||First aid and emergency organization