e. Secure the Wire Ladder Splint.
Apply five cravats to the wire ladder splint (see figure 5-3).
Figure 5-3. Wire ladder splint applied to an injured arm.
(a) Apply two cravats to the upper arm. If the humerus is fractured,
apply one cravat above the fracture site and one cravat below the fracture site. Do not
(b) Apply two cravats to the forearm. If the forearm is fractured, apply
one cravat above the fracture site and one cravat below the fracture site. Do not apply
a cravat over the fracture site.
Apply one cravat around the hand and splint in an "X" pattern.
(2) Tie the tails of the cravats in a non-slip knot on the outside of the splint.
Tuck the ends of the tails into the cravat.
(3) Check the casualty's pulse after each cravat is applied. If the pulse can
no longer be detected, loosen the cravat and apply it again. If this does not restore
circulation, evacuate the casualty as soon as possible.