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1 You respond for a transient male who was assaulted by an unknown person with a baseball bat. Dispatch reports that the patient has right arm pain but is wearing a thick coat which "may have cushioned the blow". The scene has been secured by PD and your patient presents with right arm pain. Which of the following should come first?

Expose the injured extremity.
Check CSM.
Apply a splint.
Apply a cold pack.

2 For a joint fracture, you should stabilize the

Joints above and below the fracture site.
Bones above and below the fracture site.
Entire limb.
A joint fracture does not need to be stabilized.

3 You respond for a patient at an industrial site who was caught between a forklift and a loading dock. The patient has been freed prior to your arrival and is conscious in pain with significant bleeding coming from several wounds to his left leg. The on-site EMT tells you he felt crepitus "all over" when he assessed the leg and cannot find a distal pulse. What should your first action be?

Splint the extremity.
Stop the bleeding.
Apply gentle traction to restore distal circulation.
Transport immediately without treatment on scene, this is a critical patient.

4 Why should a window be left when splinting an extremity?

To allow for distal circulation checks.
To visualize the entirety of the injury.
To keep the patient comfortable.
To allow for distal skin sign checks.

5 You respond to a park where a patient has sustained a elbow dislocation. Your assessment of CSM shows reduced circulation as compared to the uninjured side. What should your next action be?

Splint in place.
Splint with a sling only.
Attempt to reduce the fracture and replace the bone in the limb before splinting.
Attempt to place the limb in an anatomical position before splinting.

6 A patellar dislocation should be stabilized via a

Traction splint.
Pelvic binder.
A-frame splint.
Modified or figure eight sling and swathe.

7 A patient with a hip dislocation may be placed in a pelvic binder.


8 When creating a sling from a triangular bandage, the knot should be placed in the patient's hand to provide a gripping surface and prevent lateral movemement.


9 If a commercial device is not available, lightweight and rigid materials of the correct size may be used in place of a commercial splint.


10 The splint should be padded to fill the voids and prevent pressure points.


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Authors Josh Hantke
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Created December 29, 2021 by Josh Hantke
Modified March 1, 2023 by Felipe Schenone
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