How to Apply a Splint for a Simple Fracture


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If a simple fracture is suspected to be in the middle of the forearm, where should the splint go?

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1. Splints are applied to _____.

2. Splints should be long enough to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why are splints applied? What material can be used to make a splint? These are examples of the types of questions you can expect to encounter when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You should be prepared to do the following to successfully complete this quiz:

  • Describe where a splint should go on a specific injury
  • Explain why splints are applied
  • Discuss what splints should be long enough to do
  • Identify what can be used as a splint when a proper device is not available
  • List what should be done when applying a splint

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson, such as why splints are applied
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the proper length of a splint
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the length of a splint and what can be used in place of a proper splint

Additional Learning

You can refer to the lesson titled How to Apply a Splint for a Simple Fracture to learn more about this topic. Details discussed in this lesson include:

  • Symptoms of a simple fracture
  • A description of a compound fracture
  • Why it is best not to attach a splint directly to the fracture