You suspect that the casualty has a closed fracture of the arm. What may indicate
the site of the fracture?
d. a, b, and c above
You are in a combat area and see a soldier running for exercise. The soldier trips
and falls. When you check on the soldier, he is lying still and says that he thinks
he has broken a bone in his left arm. The soldier is wearing a wedding ring. What
should you do?
a. Leave the ring in place since his finger is not broken.
b. Remove the ring and place it in your pocket.
Remove the ring and place it in the casualty's pocket.
d. Either b or c above.
You suspected that a conscious soldier has a fractured arm. When should you
check the casualty's radial (wrist) pulse?
a. Before you splint the fracture.
b. After you splint the fracture.
Before and after you splint the fracture.
d. None of the above. A pulse is only checked if the soldier is not breathing.
You suspect that a soldier has a fracture in his lower extremity. When applying
the splint, you should immobilize:
a. The joint below the fracture site.
b. The joint above the fracture site.
Both the joint above the fracture site and the joint below the fracture site.