Stretchers & Splints
An injured patient may not be able to walk, so your school or job site should be prepared by having a stretcher available. A stretcher will allow employees to carry a disabled co-worker, student, or patient to a safe location where an injury can be treated.
If a person breaks a bone, it might not be possible to get to a hospital immediately. A broken bone can be set temporarily and pain can be reduced by using a splint. Include splints in your Southern California school’s or workplace’s first aid kit to treat a broken bone until the patient is able to receive formal medical attention.