monitor/defibrillator shoulder reduction

17 May

does NOT involve shocking anyone (sorry to disappoint).  that is NOT a recommended shoulder reduction technique.

 

However…

 

if you are attempting the Stimson maneuver (patient prone, weights on arm, +/- manipulation), and you don’t have any weights handy…

try using a monitor/defibrillator as a weight.  the commonly found Phillips monitor/defibrillator has a listed weight of ~13 lbs.  built in handle is a great place to tie a sheet around, too.

References: shoulder reduction techniques; Phillips specs; picture 1; picture 2

 

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