U.S. ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT CENTER AND SCHOOL
SUBCOURSE MD0547 EDITION 200
TREATING FRACTURES IN THE FIELD
One of the more common injuries on a battlefield or in everyday life
is a fracture. Although usually not immediately life-threatening,
serious fractures can be fatal if not properly treated.
This subcourse discusses the procedures for immobilizing fractures and
dislocations of the extremities using traction splints, wire ladder
splints, SAM splints, pneumatic splints, and improvised splints. The
subcourse also covers immobilizing a casualty with a suspected
fracture of the spine.
Length: 113 Pages
Estimated Hours to Complete: 8
Format: PDF file
Size: 1.8 MB
Anyone may take this course. However, to receive credit hours, you
must be officially enrolled and complete an examination furnished by
the Nonresident Instruction Branch at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Enrollment is normally limited to Department of Defense personnel.
Others may apply for enrollment, but acceptance is not guaranteed
Treating Fractures in the Field
Est. 8 Hours
1.8 MB pdf file
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 FRACTURES AND RELATED INJURIES
Section I. Anatomy
Section II. Fractures
Section III. Related Injuries
2 SPINAL INJURIES
Section I. General
Section II. Immobilizing a Suspected Spinal Injury
3 TRACTION SPLINTS
4 FRACTURES OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES
5 FRACTURES OF THE UPPER EXTREMITIES.
6 ROLLER BANDAGES