Monday, 11 January 2016

How to Treat Broken Bones - First Aid Training

What is fracture -How to treat broken bones:

A break or crack in a bone is called a fracture.

In most cases, the damage to the bone is under the surface of the skin, but sometimes you

may get bits of the bone that may puncture through the skin.

First Aid of Fractures: 

If you think someone may have a fracture, there are seven things you need to look for

- swelling, difficulty in moving, movement in an unnatural direction, a limb that may

look short, twisted or bent, a grating noise or feeling, loss of strength and finally,

shock. If the skin is punctured, cover the wound

with a sterile dressing, then apply pressure around the wound to control the bleeding.

When treating a fracture, support the body part to stop it moving, to ease any pain and

to prevent further damage.

So for example, a fracture to the arm can

be supported in a sling. And for the leg, can be tied to the uninjured

leg to give it support. Once you’ve done this, call for an ambulance

and do not move them unless it’s absolutely necessary.

While you’re waiting for your ambulance, keep an eye on them, as they may develop a

life-threatening condition called shock, often caused by the loss of blood.

if they lose consciousness at any time, do your primary survey and treat as for an unconscious casualty.

So remember, steady and support the injury.

If needed, call for an ambulance, monitor their levels of response, breathing and pulse.

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