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Broken Bone Emergency Procedures

posted in Health & Fitness
02/26/2015
  • Early diagnostic & treatment

  • 1⃣First Call for emergency help if the injury is severe. Some severe fractures that accompany trauma or major injury will require immediate and expert help.
    1⃣First Call for emergency help if the injury is severe. Some severe fractures that accompany trauma or major injury will require immediate and expert help.
  • 2⃣Stop any bleeding. Hold a clean, preferably sterile, absorbent material over the injury and apply gentle yet direct pressure. If there is a large object penetrating the skin, do not remove it. It may be clotting the wound, and removing it could cause severe bleeding.
    2⃣Stop any bleeding. Hold a clean, preferably sterile, absorbent material over the injury and apply gentle yet direct pressure. If there is a large object penetrating the skin, do not remove it. It may be clotting the wound, and removing it could cause severe bleeding.
  • 3⃣Immobilize the injured area. Don't ask the person to move their fractured limb; help them get comfortable where they are. Do not try to move the limb or bone to its original position, unless circulation is cut off.
    3⃣Immobilize the injured area. Don't ask the person to move their fractured limb; help them get comfortable where they are. Do not try to move the limb or bone to its original position, unless circulation is cut off.
  • 4⃣Use covered ice packs to numb the pain and reduce swelling. Grab any available ice packs and wrap in a light towel. Place gently over the site of the fracture. This will help contain the bleeding, reduce swelling, and help numb the pain.
    4⃣Use covered ice packs to numb the pain and reduce swelling. Grab any available ice packs and wrap in a light towel. Place gently over the site of the fracture. This will help contain the bleeding, reduce swelling, and help numb the pain.
  • 5⃣Treat the person for signs of shock. Shock is dangerous because it routes blood and oxygen away from vital organs.This physiological state, if left untreated, can ultimately cause organ damage.
    5⃣Treat the person for signs of shock. Shock is dangerous because it routes blood and oxygen away from vital organs.This physiological state, if left untreated, can ultimately cause organ damage.
  • Method 1
    Making a splint

  • 1⃣Splint the bone or the limb in the position in which it was found. Splinting helps to immobilize the bone before professional medical attention can take over. Splinting may not be necessary if emergency services are coming right away; in this case, splinting may cause more harm than good.
    1⃣Splint the bone or the limb in the position in which it was found. Splinting helps to immobilize the bone before professional medical attention can take over. Splinting may not be necessary if emergency services are coming right away; in this case, splinting may cause more harm than good.
  • 2⃣Get something rigid to act as the skeleton of the splint. Candidate items will include rolled up newspapers and magazines, boards, or even sticks. If you can't find any of these items, a blanket or article of clothing will do.
    2⃣Get something rigid to act as the skeleton of the splint. Candidate items will include rolled up newspapers and magazines, boards, or even sticks. If you can't find any of these items, a blanket or article of clothing will do.
  • 3⃣Extend the skeleton of the splint beyond the injured joints. If your wrist is broken, for example, wrap a newspaper around the hand, wrist, and forearm in order to secure the broken bone as much as possible. If your ankle is broken, wrap the newspaper around the foot, ankle, and lower leg.
    3⃣Extend the skeleton of the splint beyond the injured joints. If your wrist is broken, for example, wrap a newspaper around the hand, wrist, and forearm in order to secure the broken bone as much as possible. If your ankle is broken, wrap the newspaper around the foot, ankle, and lower leg.
  • 4⃣Tie the splint up. Secure the splint in place by firmly but gently tying it down, using whatever you have at hand: cloth strips, belts, ties, or tape will all do. Tighten to the point that the splint is stabilized without tightening down on the injury itself or cutting off circulation.
    4⃣Tie the splint up. Secure the splint in place by firmly but gently tying it down, using whatever you have at hand: cloth strips, belts, ties, or tape will all do. Tighten to the point that the splint is stabilized without tightening down on the injury itself or cutting off circulation.
  • 5⃣Ask the injured person whether having the splint makes the injury more painful. If the wearing the splint is more painful than keeping not wearing it, remove it and wait for medical professionals to take the lead.
    5⃣Ask the injured person whether having the splint makes the injury more painful. If the wearing the splint is more painful than keeping not wearing it, remove it and wait for medical professionals to take the lead.
  • 6⃣Check the splint for loss of circulation. Periodically check the limb for signs that the splint was put on too tightly. Loosen the splint if it appears to be causing either paleness, swelling, or numbness.
    6⃣Check the splint for loss of circulation. Periodically check the limb for signs that the splint was put on too tightly. Loosen the splint if it appears to be causing either paleness, swelling, or numbness.
  • 7⃣Have the injury treated by a physician or a qualified medical professional as soon as possible.
    7⃣Have the injury treated by a physician or a qualified medical professional as soon as possible.
  • Method 2
    Making a sling

  • 1⃣Make a sling for a fracture or break in the arm. A sling can help stabilize an arm that is broken or fractured. It's more difficult to use a sling on other limbs; in these cases, try to simply avoid using the limb while the person awaits medical attention.
    1⃣Make a sling for a fracture or break in the arm. A sling can help stabilize an arm that is broken or fractured. It's more difficult to use a sling on other limbs; in these cases, try to simply avoid using the limb while the person awaits medical attention.
  • 2⃣Get a large pillowcase or large piece of cloth approximately 40 square inches. A pillowcase is ideal for a sling, but other pieces of square fabric will work, too.
    2⃣Get a large pillowcase or large piece of cloth approximately 40 square inches. A pillowcase is ideal for a sling, but other pieces of square fabric will work, too.
  • 3⃣Cut or fold the square to make it into a triangle.
    3⃣Cut or fold the square to make it into a triangle.
  • 4⃣Drape one corner of the cloth over the shoulder on the uninjured side of the person, underneath the arm. The tip of the triangle should be facing away from the person's body and the largest portion of the triangle should be close to the person's arm.
    4⃣Drape one corner of the cloth over the shoulder on the uninjured side of the person, underneath the arm. The tip of the triangle should be facing away from the person's body and the largest portion of the triangle should be close to the person's arm.
  • 5⃣Lift the bottom corner up over the injured arm and onto the other shoulder. Make sure the bottom part of the cloth is supporting the injured arm at just above its natural height.
    5⃣Lift the bottom corner up over the injured arm and onto the other shoulder. Make sure the bottom part of the cloth is supporting the injured arm at just above its natural height.
  • 6⃣Tie the two ends of the cloth together behind the neck. Tie off one overhead knot, and then another, making sure that the patient is comfortable all the while.
    6⃣Tie the two ends of the cloth together behind the neck. Tie off one overhead knot, and then another, making sure that the patient is comfortable all the while.
  • 7⃣Have the injury treated by a physician or a qualified medical professional as soon as possible.
    7⃣Have the injury treated by a physician or a qualified medical professional as soon as possible.
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