PERFORM FIRST AID FOR A SUSPECTED FRACTURE
A fracture is any break in the continuity of a bone. Fractures can cause total disability or in some cases death. On the other hand, they can most often be treated so there is complete recovery. A great deal depends upon the first aid the individual receives before he is moved. First aid includes immobilizing the fractured part in addition to applying lifesaving measures. The basic splinting principle is to immobilize the joints above and below any fracture.