How should I care for someone with a broken pelvis?

  • Because an injury to the pelvis also can involve injury to the lower spine, it is best not to move the person. If possible, try to keep the person lying flat.
  • Watch for signs of internal bleeding and take steps to minimize shock until emergency medical service (EMS) personnel take over.

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