Jaw, Collarbone, and Shoulder Fractures
a. Apply a cravat to immobilize a fractured jaw as illustrated
in Figure 4-23. Direct all bandaging
support to the top of the casualty's head, not to the back of
his neck. If incorrectly placed, the bandage will pull the casualty's
jaw back and interfere with his breathing.
Casualties with lower jaw (mandible) fractures cannot be laid
flat on their backs
because facial muscles will relax and may
cause an airway obstruction.
b. Apply two belts, a sling, and a cravat to immobilize
a fractured collarbone, as illustrated in Figure 4-24.
c. Apply a sling and a cravat to immobilize a fractured
or dislocated shoulder, using the technique illustrated in Figure 4-25.
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