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Broken Bones

  1. SplintDO NOT move the victim unless in immediate danger. DO NOT move the injured body parts or try to reset the bone.
  2. Control bleeding (see Bleeding and Wounds).
  3. Cover any protruding bone with a clean, moist dressing.
  4. Take steps to prevent shock.
  5. Send someone to call 911 or seek medical aid as soon as possible.

If the victim must be moved without professional medical assistance, immobilize the injured area with a piece of wood or folded towel or blanket tied securely above and below the injury.

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