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Document ID (ISN)112343
CIS number 12-0140
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 708
Author(s) Adisesh A., Robinson L., Codling A., Harris-Roberts J., Lee C., Porter K.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Evidence-based review of the current guidance on first aid measures for suspension trauma
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. 35p. Illus. 9 ref.
Internet access Evidence-based_review_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; shock following injury; first aid; harnesses; falls of persons
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; literature survey; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) First aid and emergency organization