Elbow Splint: Chopsticks
Setup the splint. Start first by optionally marking the midpoint
of the cardboard.
Score the cardboard by cutting through one side,
being careful to not create a second patient by
avoiding cutting yourself!
Turn the cardboard over and fold it. Cut it through
to the other side and Wa-la!.
Fold the two pieces of cardboard into small
triangles and tape them at least in 4 positions.
Patient will present the injury as being unable to move the
elbow at all. Go to skin. Check CSM.
Stick a cravat over the elbow for now...
Bring over the cardboard splints and measure for size. Do
not disturb the elbow. Mark with your sharpie where you need
to cut the back ends off. Only make one cut off the back.
Remove the cardboard from the patient and
cut the splints to size.
Bring the splints back to the patient and get their help
in stablizing them.
Tie the two splints together with the cravat so the splints are
held in place.
Tie the two splints together over the wrist to secure the splint
over the wrist.
Tie the two splints together over the shoulder to apply pressure
and lock the elbow in place. Might want to “notch” the splint to
keep the bandages from sliding off if that is a problem. It wasn’t
Tie the entire splint to the patient’s chest if you
have enough cravat left. If not, make a sling and
swath. Check CSM and you’re done.