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Combat Life Saver Lesson 20 APPLY A SAM SPLINT TO A FRACTURED LIMB Compiled and edited by, 2LT John C. Miller, PA-C
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Lesson 20 APPLY A SAM SPLINT TO A FRACTURED LIMB INTRODUCTION You have already completed a performance examination on splinting a fractured limb using an improvised splint. Your combat lifesaver aid bag contains a rolled up splint, called the SAM splint, which can be used to immobilize certain fractures. The splint is also referred to as the universal splint or splint, aluminum, malleable. The splint is made of aluminum with a foam covering which serves as padding. In this lesson, you will practice applying this splint.
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APPLY A SAM SPLINT TO A FRACTURED LIMB TASK Apply a SAM splint to a fractured limb. CONDITIONS Given a simulated casualty with a fractured limb and a SAM splint. STANDARDS Score a GO on the performance checklist.
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PREPARE THE CASUALTY FOR APPLICATION OF THE SPLINT Question : If your evaluation indicates that the casualty has a fractured forearm and you have already exposed the fracture site. What do you need to do before splinting the limb? Response : Take the casualty's pulse below the fracture site. Check for a pulse below the fracture site.
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APPLICATION OF THE SPLINT Question : What would you do if no pulse is present? Response : Splint the limb and evacuate the casualty as soon as possible. Question
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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