Which of the following is a proper procedure for treating a dislocation?
a. Splint the limb in the position it was found.
b. Apply cold to the joint for the first 24 hours; apply heat thereafter.
Elevate the joint.
d. a and c are correct.
e. a, b and c are correct.
During training, a soldier falls. He says that he has a pulled muscle in his leg. The
leg is not deformed. What should you do?
a. Treat the injury as a spinal injury.
b. Help the soldier stand up and "walk off" the pain.
Tell the soldier to avoid putting weight on the injured leg.
A soldier has fallen from a wall. When you reach him, he is conscious and lying
on his chest. There is a bruise on his neck and his head appears to be in an
unusual position. What should you do?
a. Turn him onto his back and immobilize his head and neck.
b. Apply a splint to his neck, immobilizing his head and back.
Tell him to avoid moving his head.
d. a, b, and c above.