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How to Splint a Joint Injury

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When applying a splint to a knee injury, what is the best position to splint the knee?

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1. Before applying a splint to a joint injury, you should first check to see if the injured extremity has circulation. How do you check for circulation?

2. When applying a splint to a dislocated joint, what should be done with any clothing that is on the injured extremity.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are different types of joint splints? What should be done when applying splints? These questions indicate some of the facts you'll need to know when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For this quiz, you will be expected to do the following:

  • Identify at what position the knee is in when a splint is applied
  • Explain how to check for circulation
  • Discuss what to do with any clothing on the injured area when applying a splint to a dislocated joint
  • List what items can be used to splint finger injuries
  • Recognize true and false statements about splinting a joint injury

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what can be used to splint finger joint injuries
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about checking for circulation and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the positioning of the knee when a splint is applied
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to find true/false statements about splinting joint injuries

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic by reviewing the facts found in the lesson called How to Splint a Joint Injury. You can study such details as:

  • How to stabilize a joint injury
  • How to check for nerve and motor function
  • What position hips and wrists should be in when splints are applied
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