Treat Dislocations

Important Information

Dislocations occur when a great deal of pressure is placed on a joint

The patient's joint appears deformed and the injury is usually very painful

Only splint an injury if EMS care or transport to a medical facility is delayed and if you can do so without causing further pain and discomfort to the patient

All dislocations need professional medical attention

Patient Care; Dislocations

STOP - Assess and observe the scene
THINK - Consider your safety and form action plan
ACT - Check responsiveness and Alert EMS

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