If there was a severe natural disaster or local emergency, would you know how to care for someone who was injured? Knowing bandaging and splinting can be vital, especially in the early hours of such things as earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis or even in the case of a man-made disaster.
The proper bandage properly applied can aid materially in the recovery of a patient. A carelessly or improperly applied bandage can cause discomfort to the patient; in many instances it may expose the wound to danger of infection; it may even imperil the life of the patient. Knowing proper bandaging and splinting can make a huge difference in the middle of any kind of national or local disaster.
This booklet was organized by the U.S. Military to teach its soldiers the proper procedures for any kind of injury where a bandage or splint is needed. This Army booklet’s 85 pages of directions are thorough and can provide information for just about any kind of injury care that requires bandaging and splinting.
- Triangular and cravat bandages
- Roller bandages
- Tailed bandages
- Plaster of paris bandages
- Splinting fractures of upper extremities
- Improvised splints and slings for upper extremities
- Splinting fractures of lower extremities
- Improvised splints for lower extremities
- Preparation of patients for verterbral injuries for transportation
- Adhesive tape strapping