SAM Style splint for use on fractures and sprains.
This splint can be used to immobilise a wrist, ankle, lower leg or arm injury. Can also be cut to size if necessary.
Completed malleable. When a curve or fold is placed across its longitudinal axis, it becomes rigid and suitable for splinting almost any bone on the body. Always use curves to add strength and rigidity to the splint. the Basic C-Curve meets most splinting needs.
- C-Curve - to create, place both thumbs in the centre of the splint. Use your thumbs as a brace and pull the edges of the splint towards you to create a shallow C-curve. The curve adds strength and rigidity to the splint. For more strength, deepen the bend.
- Reverse C-Curve - First, form a C-curve, then add additional strength by bending the edges of the C-curved splint back in the reverse direction.
- T-Curve - adds exceptional strength to the splint. To create, fold the outer edges of the splint together. Next, bend half of each side of the fold in the opposite direction to create a "T" shaped beam.
Essential for any first aid kit.