Dr. Jason Wale saw an opportunity to improve the care of patients with femur fractures. To improve their transfer and transport, especially from other Island locations, a Thomas Splint can be used. In partnership with Dr. James Stone (Orthopedics), Stephen Young (ER LPN), and a videographer from Island Health, Dr. Wale led the development of an educational video demonstrating how to properly apply a Thomas Splint, available at https://vimeo.com/258849003.
This video has been shared with orthopedic surgeons, ER physicians, ER nurses and cast techs up and down the Island. The result of the creation and sharing of the Thomas Splint video has meant a reduction to zero of femur fracture patients arriving at Victoria General Hospital with ineffective splints.