Adult fractures Training Video
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Adult fractures Training Summary:
Fractures are cracks in the bones
Closed breaks or fractures are where the bone is broken completely
Compound fractures are where the bone punctures the skin
Complicated breaks are where nerve damage has also occurred
Dislocations are where a joint comes apart
Broken bones or suspected broken bones should be immobilised and this does not always mean to strap the bone. Care must be taken to avoid moving the limb when putting any dressing on. You can use a magazine folded as a make shift splint or commercial splints. Tie them either side of the break and place the arm in a low sling, not an elevation sling.
With a dislocated shoulder, you can place the arm in a low sling and then use another sling made into a long bandage over the arm and round the body to stop the arm from moving.