Trauma Care - What Not to do While Offering First Aid for a Broken Bone

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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)

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