Neil Cunningham from shoulderdislocation.net has revolutionized our understanding of reducing dislocated shoulders. The eponymous Cunningham Technique is an intelligent and atraumatic approach to reduction that requires minimal to no sedation. Granted, if your patient is extremely agitated and can’t relax, they will need:
1. anxiolytics, or
2. another technique for reduction, or
3. your dulcet calming tones helping them achieve relaxation
Here’s a video breakdown of the hows and whys of this new technique. We have been using this technique in our shop for a few months and have met with good success. Let us know how it works for you and if you have any pearls to add that can benefit other Ercasters.