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This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of Joint Immobilization and Splinting. Read each question fully and make sure you understand what the question is asking before you answer. Some questions are select all that apply, these will be marked by square check boxes. After answering all questions to the best of your ability, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page. Your score will be shown at the bottom of the page after submission. You may reset this quiz as many times as you would like.

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 You respond to a park where a patient has sustained a open radius fracture. 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
Apply gentle traction to align the limb before splinting

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 ___________ should be provided by a rescuer to prevent _____________.

Manual traction, crepitus
Manual stabilization, crepitus
Manual traction, further injury
Manual stabilization, further injury

7 A patient with a humeral fracture or scapula fracture should be placed in a sling and swathe.


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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SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being
Authors Catherine Mohr, Josh Hantke
Published 2021
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