Keith demonstrates a useful technique to stabilise a deep hook injury for transport from a remote location or until medical professional reach your location for evacuation. This is one of a many of techniques that is taught during a Remote Safety Solutions Remote Area First Aid Course
We regularly get asked on our courses “why don’t you remove a hook” the reason we don’t remove any fishing hook injuries that have deeply penetrated into a limb is because the removal may damage deeper structures such as bone, tendons, vessels, nerves as well as it can be hard to control against infection in the field. The removal of a hook requires careful evaluation before attempting and may need imaging specialists to confirm that no other structures will be damaged in the removal. Removal of such injuries must be performed by medical professionals and not removed in the field.
Australian Resuscitation Council – Principles of Control of Bleeding for First Aiders