First Aid Kits and Tips : Applying a Sling: First Aid for Minor Injuries

Hi! I’m Tracey Cullers on behalf of
In this segment, I’ll show you how to apply a sling to an injured arm. You can buy triangular
bandages along with first-aid kits. They look like this. The first thing you do is find
the point of the triangle and place it under the elbow. Go ahead and put it around so that
the top is on the uninjured side. Hold this around the injured side and tie it behind
the neck. You’re going to tie it over to the side of the neck so that the person does
not lay on it all night long. Make sure that this is high, higher than the heart. Tie just
a standard square knot/reef knot. Tuck in the ends so that it doesn’t get caught in
things. On this very tip, they provide you with a safety pin so you can you can pin it
securely. How does it feel? That is how you apply a sling.