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How should I make a soft splint for a broken bone?

  • Obtain consent.
  • Support the injured body part above and below the site of the injury.
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  • Check for feeling, warmth, and color (circulation) beyond the injury.
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  • Place several folded triangular bandages above and below the injured body part.
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  • Gently wrap a soft object (e.g., a folded blanket or pillow) around the injured body part.
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  • Tie triangular bandages securely with knots.
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  • Recheck for feeling, warmth and color.


TIP: If you are not able to check for warmth and color because a sock or shoe is in place, check for feeling.

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