- Don’t try to put it back.
- Keep the joint comfortable with a bandage or sling.
- Take or send the casualty to hospital.
- 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.
Shock - not to be confused with emotional shock – is a life-threatening condition. It happens when the body isn’t getting enough oxygen to the vital organs. Find out what to look for and what to do.
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