Doll, D; Lenz, S; Lieber, A; Handke, T; Stettbacher, A; Glapa, M; Düsel, W; Degiannis, E
[What to do if incompressible bleeding from a stab wound occurs in EMS and ER? : Temporary control with a Foley catheter.]
Exsanguination plays a key role in avoidable prehospital deaths. As some bleedings from deep stab wounds cannot be stopped with direct compression, the insertion of a Foley catheter can prevent ongoing bleedings. A case report of bleeding from a stab wound in the supraclavicular region is given. The simple measure of careful insertion and blocking of a Foley catheter proved to be a key resuscitative procedure which can be done under any suitable circumstances.