LESSON 18. INJURIES TO MUSCLES AND BONES. Introduction. Trauma patients often have considerable musculoskeletal injuries With significant mechanisms of injury, bones may fracture and joints may be injured Injuries may result in pain, disability and life-threatening bleeding.
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MUSCLES AND BONES
EMRs need not determine type of musculoskeletal injury:
Check skin color and temperature
Touch fingers or toes
Does patient feel touch, tingling sensation, numbness?
Have patient wiggle fingers or toesAssess for Circulation, Sensation and Movement (CSM) Below the Injury Site
Put splinted arm in sling and swathe
Gently slide 4 to 5 strips of bandages under both legs