Operational Medicine Medical Education and Training

Treating Fractures in the Field

CORRESPONDENCE COURSE

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.

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Length: 113 Pages

Estimated Hours to Complete: 8

Format: PDF file

Size: 1.8 MB

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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

Distance Learning Course
113 Pages
Est. 8 Hours
1.8 MB pdf file

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 FRACTURES AND RELATED INJURIES

Section I. Anatomy

Section II. Fractures

Section III. Related Injuries

Exercises

2 SPINAL INJURIES

Section I. General

Section II. Immobilizing a Suspected Spinal Injury

Exercises

3 TRACTION SPLINTS

Exercises

4 FRACTURES OF THE LOWER EXTREMITIES

Exercises

5 FRACTURES OF THE UPPER EXTREMITIES.

Exercises

6 ROLLER BANDAGES

Exercises

 

 

 

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