APPLY A SLING TO AN ARM
A sling is used to support and immobilize the forearm. It also serves to
immobilize the elbow and upper arm. A sling is normally made from a triangular
bandage (see paragraph 2-4c and figure 5-8 A). A swathe is normally applied to further
immobilize the casualty's injured arm.
The shoulder, upper arm, elbow, and forearm on the injured side may be
referred to as "injured" whether or not that particular body part is actually
a. Apply a Sling (Arm Sling Number One) to an Arm. This arm sling is used
when the shoulder of the injured arm is not injured.
(1) Insert the triangular bandage between the injured arm and the casualty's
chest so the arm is in the center, the apex of the sling is beyond the elbow, and the top
corner of the material is over the shoulder of the injured side (see figure 5-8 B).
Figure 5-8. Applying a triangular bandage sling (arm sling number one).