Open Fractures

  • Prioritize ABCs and systematic evaluation of the trauma patient with an open fracture as one third of these patients have multiple injuries
  • Assess neurovascular status and immediately reduce and immobilize if compromised
  • Give appropriate antibiotics as soon as possible
  • Consult orthopedics for operative management as soon as possible



The Emergency Medicine Kenya (EMK) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya in 2015 that aims to ensure timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya.