ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements  Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits
ANSI Z308.1-2015 Standard Minimum Requirements Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies - Buy new ANSI Kits

Shoulder Dislocation First Aid & Treatment

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Similar to general sprains and strains, shoulder dislocations require specialized first aid treatment and immobilization.

  • Immobilize the affected arm and shoulder by placing the injured arm against the casualty’s chest. Support the arm (responder might use a triangle bandage, rolled bandage, long-sleeve shirt, or sling, or rescuer may have the casualty use her/his other hand to support the arm in a static position.) Use another sling or bandage to secure injured arm in place so it doesn’t swing or move around.
  • Once a sling or splint is in place, check the casualty’s pulse approximately every 5 minutes at the wrist or finger tips to assure the blood supply has not been disrupted or cut off.
  • Take the casualty to the nearest medical facility or hospital for treatment.

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  • EnciSurfer

    My friend was injured just like this when we were surfing last winter. I remembered the Urgent First Aid Guide instructions and helped him get to the hospital. The doc said that i saved a lot of damage from occurring on the trip to the hospital. Thanks!

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