- Cover any wounds.
- Support the injured part above and below the joint.
- Pad around the injury.
- Call 999.
- Treat for shock.
An arm sling holds the forearm in a raised or horizontal position and can support an injured upper arm, forearm and wrist. The sling is also a useful visual warning to others that someone is injured.
Bandages can be used to support injured joints, secure dressings and control bleeding.
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