Last Updated on Aug 09, 2020

What not to do while offering first aid for a broken bone

  • DO NOT move the person unless the broken bone is stable. DO NOT breathe into the wound as this may give rise to infection.
  • DO NOT move a person with an injured hip, pelvis, upper leg or somebody who has a possible spine injury. If at all, movement of the patient is necessary, pull the person to safety by his clothes.
  • DO NOT attempt to straighten a bone or change its position unless blood circulation appears hampered.
  • DO NOT test a bone's ability to move.

References:

  1. Road Traffic Injuries - (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/road-traffic-injuries)
  2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: New Concept - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3475464/)
  3. Emergencies and First Aid - Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation - (https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/emergencies-and-first-aid-mouth-to-mouth-resuscitation)
  4. CPR Steps - (https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/cpr/performing-cpr/cpr-steps)
  5. Bleeding - (https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/bleeding)
  6. Bone Fractures - (https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/bone-fractures)

Comments

vm.musthafa Thursday, January 31, 2013

nice

suneetha2264 Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hi,it is an Excellent article about accident and emergency.Do let me know more through email. thanking you suneetha

salah Sunday, February 7, 2010

i am very careful when i do something so i dont get hurt

Dr.Mansoor Ali Mangi Friday, October 31, 2008

Hi,it is an Excellent article about accident and emergency.Do let me know more through email.
REGARDS.
Dr.Mansoor Ali Mangi

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