Treat Bone Fractures

Important Information

Suspect a fracture if, after a fall or blow, a limb appears to be in an unnatural position, is unusable, swells or bruises rapidly or is extremely painful at a specific point

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 fractures need professional medical attention

Patient Care; Bone Fractures

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

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