a. Elbow in Bent Position.
(1) Check the casualty's pulse below the fracture site. If no pulse is found,
evacuate the casualty as soon as possible after the splint is applied.
(2) Apply a rigid object (padded, if possible) to the inside of the casualty's
limb so it can immobilize the elbow.
Secure the rigid object with at least two cravats (see figure 5-6 A).
(a) Apply at least one cravat above the fracture site (secure the upper
arm to the rigid object) and at least one cravat below the fracture site (secure the
forearm to the rigid object). Do not apply a cravat over the elbow.
(b) Tie the tails of the cravats in a non-slip knot on the rigid object and
tuck in the tails.
Figure 5-6. Improvised splints applied to fractured elbows.