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Dr. Weiss Advice – Making a Sling with Safety Pins

Dr. Weiss Advice – Improvisational Technique – Making a Sling with Safety Pins

If the victim is wearing a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, pin the sleeved arm to the chest portion of the garment with two safety pins. If the victim is wearing a short-sleeved shirt, fold the bottom of the shirt up and over the arm to create a pouch. Pin this to the sleeve and chest section of the shirt to immobilize the arm.

Learn more improvisational techniques and first aid tips – click here for Dr. Weiss’s Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine.



One Response to “Dr. Weiss Advice – Making a Sling with Safety Pins”

  1. Javahn Says:

    Thanks for sharing. Always good to find a real expert.

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