"I'd rather have a broken rib/s and live. Rather than do nothing. Broken ribs will heal. I've also been taught the same. That ribs sometimes get broken when doing CPR. My sympathies are with those EMTs. They did their job. We can't…"
"Ok Field as on car or Field as in the back country ?
An appropriate answer is rather difficult without an identifiable portion of the anatomy to address, I would hope that the majority of services today have either speed splints or pre made tib/fib…"
Like Crystal said, it depends on the body part. If it's an extremity fracture, anything thats rigid and long enough to immobilize the joints above and below the fracture will work. If you're fairly creative you can use a couple…"
"Well, the body part IS a big factor. For instance, if someone has an ankle injury, it is very simple just to place their foot in the center of a pillow, pull the pillow up around it and secure the pillow. The rolls of SAM splinting works well, also.…"