Types of Splints: Stabilise Patient Injuries

When accidents happen and patients have a fracture or similar injury, medical splints are essential. They are used to stabilise patient injuries while the person is taken to the hospital for advanced treatment. Splints may also be part of an ongoing treatment plan to minimise the pain from severe strain or sprain in a limb.

In emergency departments across the world, patients seek treatment for all sorts of minor or major injuries. A common injury amongst these cases is fractured or broken bones. It may have resulted from a sports injury, accident or violent trauma.

While broken bones are usually not life-threatening, immediate medical care is required. This is where first-aid treatment comes in. Once any bleeding has been stopped, it’s important to help the patient stay as still as possible until professional care arrives.

Depending on the situation, you may have a splint prepared or need to improvise a solution. Emergency first responders and medics are equipped with advanced splints for almost every conceivable splinting situation. Injuries such as a broken leg, dislocated shoulder or wrist fracture can be aided with different types of splints. While there are some specifically designed for limbs, normal splints can be adapted with the creativity of the rescuer.

Areas and situations that are may require the use of medical splints include:

  • Emergency response (Natural disaster or attack)
  • Major sporting events
  • Festival events
  • School or workplace
  • National parks
  • Camping and hiking
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Aged care facilities

To ensure that your team is always prepared with the best medical equipment, Midmed is delighted to provide a range of splints. This includes leg splints, pelvic binder splints, and versatile splint systems for extremities and other parts of the body.

Respond To An Emergency With The Right Equipment

Each type of splint is designed to be easy to use and lightweight to carry, so you can respond to medical emergencies with minimal restrictions. They are quick to attach and detach, minimising patient impact. Durable materials such as carbon fibre, polycarbonate and secure velcro straps are used to make them. This construction is able to withstand the harshest conditions faced by first responders and medics around the world.

There’s no doubt that splints should be a part of every first responder’s toolkit. Furthermore, investing in tested and proven equipment will serve both the patient and the caregiver in delivering the best possible outcome. Our splint range complies with British, American and Australian standards so you know you can trust them. Once bought, they will serve you for years to come and make delivering emergency care much simpler and better.

If you would like to learn more about our medical splints, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly staff members at Midmed.