Airbag in Emergencies
JP Sutyak, V Passi, JS Hammond (Univ of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick)
Air Bags Alone Compared With the Combination of Mechanical Restraints and Air Bags: Implications for the Emergency Evaluation of Crash Victims.
South Med J 90: 915-919, 1997.
It is well known amongst all emergency physicians that the use of mechanical restraints when used along with air bags decrease the mortality and morbidity significantly in crash victims. This can be primarily attributed to a lower severity of injury to the chest and abdomen. Hence the use of airbags should be reinforced along with the use of mechanical restraints