How to Safely Treat Strains, Sprains, Breaks, Fractures, and Shock

This 3 minute safety training video covers: What can cause strains and sprains, how to prevent strains and sprains, appropriate first aid when you "pull" a muscle, two types of fractures, what to do if someone has a "simple" break, how to safely treat a broken arm, how to safely apply a splint to the break, how to safely treat a "compound" fracture, how to protect yourself around accidents where there's a blood and how to give immediate comfort to a shock victim. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

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Atlantic Training's "First Aid" DVD Program shows employees that knowing basic first aid can often limit the severity of any type of injury, or even prevent a death. In most facilities, not a day goes by without some type of injury occurring. It can be as serious as a chemical burn, or as minor as a small cut. But any injury can be painful and affect an employee's work performance... as well as their life off the job.

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Video Transcript

Often, it's difficult to tell whether a bone related injury is a fracture, dislocation, or strain. Fractures are breaks in the bone.Dislocations are bones that separates or displaced from their normal position of their joint. Strains are tears from the ligament, tendon, or other tissues at the joint. There are few sure signs of a broken bone. Some fractures are classified as open, meaning the bone has pierce the skin and caused bleeding. You have to care for the bleeding as well as the broken bone. Some fractures are classified as closed, meaning they are underneath the skin. These are more difficult to diagnose. However there are a few sure signs of a broken bone. The victim felt the bone snap, the victim felt a bone ends rubbing together, and the area of the injury are obviously deformed. If you are unsure, treat the injury as a fracture.