Managing Hard Tissue Injuries

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Managing Hard Tissue Injuries

Immobilisation

  • Definition: restricts/minimises movement in the injured area by the use of a splint/bandage/sound body part
  • Teeth: seek dental advice, keep all pieces
  • Finger dislocation: DRABC, splint, ice, elevation, bandage, medical attention
  • Fractures: DRABC, control bleeding, treat shock, immobilise, med. assistance


Medical Treatment

  • Needed by most hard tissue injuries, esp. if deformed, uncontrollable bleeding, unable to complete TOTAPS

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