hour10-splinting - Identify the types and location of all...

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Matt Pioli 4/24/08 Wayne Rodrigues ATRN 120 Hour #10 Splinting List and describe five important principles of splinting Splinting is a fairly easy thing for athletic trainers to do because we do it so much. There are five important principles that are important for splinting an athlete. Checking for CMS before and after splinting the injured athlete. Checking CMS is done by either asking the athlete to move their toes/fingers and by checking for capillary refill. Splinting above and below the injured area is important too. If the shin is injured it is important to immobilize the knee and the ankle so the shin is unable to move. Making sure the injured extremity is in a comfortable position before splinting is important because the athlete will have it in that position for a while.
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Unformatted text preview: Identify the types, and location of all splinting equipment used by SC athletic trainers to immobilize extremity injuries. There are many types of splints used here at Springfield College. Some include rigid, soft, vacuum, Sam, and anatomical. A rigid splint can be a textbook, binder, and piece of wood or anything that really doesn’t have any give to it. A soft splint can be a blanket or towel wrapped around the area. A Sam splint can be used in many ways on the arm and ankle to immobilize. The vacuum splint is put around the injured area and has something like a bicycle pump attached to it and puts air into it so it becomes rigid. And the anatomical splint is when you splint a finger to finger or a leg to leg to immobilize the injured area....
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