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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 doesnt 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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- Spring '08