Pain will show where the fracture or injury is at
- Pallor – The skin distal (below) the injury site may be pale. The skins capillary may take longer to refill.
- Paralysic may be a sign of nerve, muscle, tendon and ligament damage
- Paresthesia may be an indication of nerve damage
- Pressure may be damaged tissue or blood loss
- Pulse loss may be an indication to damage to the arterial vessels
Why should an EMT splint a musculoskeletal injury
- When an EMT splints a musculoskeletal injury they are stopping further damage to the fracture or dislocated bone
- When an EMT splints an injury they reduce pain for the patient
- Splinting will help with reducing blood loss by allowing the injury to not move.