Outdoor Skills - First Aid

Fracture


Check:
Circulation
Sensation
Movement

If body part is bent or deformed, apply gentle traction & apply a splint



You can fold a triangular bandage into a sling

Seek medical attention as soon as possible with ANY broken bone


Examples of leg splints

Folded

Rolled


Closed fracture -
skin & muscle intact

Open Fracture - skin broken, bone open to contamination

*Do not apply traction, cover wound & splint as is


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