Slings: How to make a basic slingSSlings: How to make a basic slingSlings: How to make a basic slingEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ArmBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2015-02-12T05:00:00ZElizabeth Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE​6.3000000000000078.8000000000000725.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to make simple but effective forearm and collarbone slings.</p><p>If your child injures their arm, they may need to wear a sling while it heals. A sling will keep the arm still to relieve any pain and prevent an injury from getting worse.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Before applying a sling, check for any serious cuts and make sure any bleeding is under control.</li> <li>For forearm slings, use padding for the injured arm and tie the sling around your child’s neck on the uninjured side.</li> <li>For shoulder or collarbone slings, drape the long side of the bandage down from the shoulder on the uninjured side, bring it over your child’s arm and tie it behind their back.</li> <li>Make sure the sling keeps your child’s arm in place but is not so tight that it limits blood flow.</li> <li>See a doctor if there is severe bleeding or if your child has dislocated a joint or broken a bone.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor for an arm injury</h2><p>See a doctor if you think your child has dislocated a joint or if they have a broken bone or severe bleeding.</p><h2>How to put on a sling</h2><p>There are two main types of sling: one for a forearm injury and one for a collarbone or shoulder injury.</p><h3>Forearm sling</h3><ol class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_01_EN.jpg" alt="Holding triangular bandage at one corner up to child’s shoulder on uninjured side" /> </figure> <p>Place the triangular bandage lengthwise against your child’s upper body. The long side of the bandage should extend down from their shoulder on the uninjured side. The shorter sides should point to the injured arm and meet near the elbow. Leave the top of the bandage over your child’s shoulder for now.</p></li><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_02_EN.jpg" alt="Placing child's injured arm over the bandage across their chest" /> </figure> <p>Gently place your child’s injured arm over the bandage and across their chest. Their wrist should be slightly higher than their elbow and at the middle of the cloth’s long edge.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_03_EN.jpg" alt="Wrapping towel around child's injured arm, keeping the arm held over triangular bandage" /> </figure> <p>Support the injured arm with one hand. With your other hand, place a generous layer of padding, such as a rolled newspaper or folded towel, around the injured arm. </p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_04_EN.jpg" alt="Passing triangular bandage under and over the child’s injured arm and tying the corners behind the neck to create a sling" /> </figure> <p>Bring the bottom of the bandage up over the injured arm and behind your child’s neck.</p></li><li><p>Tie the two ends of the bandage behind your child’s neck on the uninjured side. This will avoid placing any strain on their injury.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_05_EN.jpg" alt="Child wearing a sling tied behind the neck and held together at the elbow with safety pins to hold the arm across their chest" /> </figure> <p>To stop your child’s arm from slipping out of the sling, use paper tape or safety pins to secure the point of the sling at your child’s elbow.</p></li></ol><h2>Check the fit of the sling</h2> <p>Once the sling is in place, occasionally check that there is enough blood flow in your child’s injured arm.</p> <p>You will need to loosen the sling if: </p> <ul> <li>your child’s skin appears pale or blue or feels cool</li> <li>your child’s arm becomes numb or starts to tingle</li> <li>there is a weak pulse.</li> </ul> <h2>How to keep your child’s arm completely still</h2> <p>Depending on your child’s injury, you might need to tie the sling to their chest to keep their arm completely still. To do this, wrap a second cloth around your child’s body and tie it on the uninjured side.<br></p><h2>What to use for a sling</h2> <p>A sling is a triangular bandage that you can find in most <a href="/Article?contentid=1038&language=English">first aid kits</a>. If you do not have a special first aid sling, you can make one from a piece of cloth. In emergencies, you can use a shirt or a sweater. Whatever material you use, make sure it does not stretch.</p> <h2>Checking your child for cuts and bleeding</h2> <p>Before you put a sling on your child, check their arm for any serious cuts that need to be treated. Make sure any <a href="/Article?contentid=1043&language=English">bleeding</a> is under control and clean the skin as well as possible before applying the sling.</p>
Comment faire une écharpe rudimentaireCComment faire une écharpe rudimentaireSlings: How to make a basic slingFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ArmBonesNon-drug treatmentAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2015-02-12T05:00:00ZElizabeth Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE​6.0000000000000079.0000000000000770.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez à faire des écharpes brachiales ou claviculaires qui soient simples mais efficaces.</p><p>Si votre enfant se blesse le bras, il se peut qu’il doive porter une écharpe d’ici à ce qu’il guérisse. L’écharpe lui soutient le bras, ce qui atténue sa douleur et empêche sa blessure de s’aggraver.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Avant de poser l’écharpe, vérifiez si votre enfant s’est gravement coupé et si l’hémorragie s’est arrêtée.</li><li>Pour faire une écharpe brachiale (de l’avant-bras), appliquez un rembourrage sur son bras blessé et attachez l’écharpe autour de son cou, du côté opposé à la blessure.</li><li>Pour faire une écharpe scapulaire (de l’épaule) ou claviculaire, drapez le côté long du pansement depuis l’épaule se trouvant du côté opposé à la blessure jusqu’à son bras, puis attachez-la dans son dos.</li><li>Il faut que son écharpe soutienne son bras, mais vous devez éviter qu’elle soit trop serrée, car elle risque alors de nuire à la circulation sanguine.</li><li>Consultez le médecin si votre enfant saigne abondamment ou s’il s’est déboîté une articulation ou fracturé un os.</li></ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin pour une blessure au bras</h2><p>Consultez le médecin si vous croyez que votre enfant s’est déboîté une articulation, s’est fracturé un os ou saigne abondamment.</p><h2>Comment poser une écharpe</h2><p>Il existe deux principaux types d’écharpes : l’écharpe brachiale (en cas de blessure de l’avant-bras) et l’écharpe claviculaire ou scapulaire (pour l’épaule).</p><h3>Écharpe brachiale</h3> <ol class="akh-steps fr-steps"> <li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_01_FR.jpg" alt="Tenant le coin d'un bandage triangulaire à l'épaule non-blessé de l'enfant" /> </figure> <p>Placez le bandage triangulaire sur le sens de la longueur contre le tronc de votre enfant. Le côté long du bandage devrait tomber de son épaule, du côté opposé à sa blessure. Les côtés courts devraient pointer vers le bras blessé et se rencontrer près du coude. Laissez pour l’instant la partie supérieure du bandage sur l’épaule de votre enfant.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_02_EN.jpg" alt="Plaçant le bras blessé de l'enfant au-dessus du bandage drapé sur son épaule non-blessé" /></figure> <p>Placez doucement son bras blessé au-dessus du bandage, à l’horizontale devant sa poitrine. Son poignet devrait être légèrement plus élevé que son coude et au milieu du côté long du bandage.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_03_EN.jpg" alt="Plaçant du rembourrage autour du bras blessé de l'enfant, encore tenu au-dessus du bandage" /></figure> <p>Soutenez le bras blessé d’une main. De l’autre, entourez-le d’un rembourrage généreux (un journal que vous aurez roulé ou du papier essuie-tout que vous aurez plié).</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_04_EN.jpg" alt="Passant le bandage dessous et puis au-dessus du bras blessé de l'enfant et attachant les coins derrière son cou" /> </figure> <p>Placez la partie inférieure du bandage au-dessus du bras blessé et derrière le cou.</p></li><li>Faites un nœud avec les deux extrémités du bandage derrière le cou, du côté opposé à la blessure de peur d’exercer une pression dessus.</li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_05_EN.jpg" alt="Enfant portant une écharpe pour garder son bras blessé tenu à sa poitrine" /></figure> <p>Afin de garder son bras en place, fixez la pointe de l’écharpe, à la hauteur de son coude, à l’aide de bande papier ou d’épingles de sûreté. </p></li></ol><h2>Vérifiez si l’écharpe de votre enfant lui fait bien</h2><p>Après avoir posé son écharpe, vérifiez de temps à autre si son sang circule bien dans son bras blessé.</p><p>Vous devrez desserrer son écharpe dans les cas suivants :</p><ul><li>Il a la peau pâle ou bleue, ou sa peau est un peu froide au toucher.</li><li>Il a le bras engourdi ou il commence à sentir des fourmillements.</li><li>Son pouls est faible.</li></ul><h2>Comment garder le bras de votre enfant complètement immobile</h2><p>Selon la blessure de votre enfant, il se peut que vous deviez attacher son écharpe à sa poitrine pour lui immobiliser le bras complètement. Pour ce faire, entourez-lui le corps d’une deuxième pièce de tissu et attachez-la du côté opposé à sa blessure.</p><h2>Éléments de l'écharpe</h2><p>Une écharpe est un bandage triangulaire que vous trouverez dans la plupart des <a href="/Article?contentid=1038&language=French">trousses de premiers soins</a>. Si votre trousse n’en contient pas, essayez d’en fabriquer une à partir d’une pièce de tissu. En cas d’urgence, vous pouvez vous servir d’une chemise ou d’un chandail. Quel que soit le matériel utilisé, assurez-vous qu’il ne s’étire pas.</p><h2>Vérifiez si votre enfant s'est coupé et s'il saigne</h2><p>Avant de poser l’écharpe sur votre enfant, examinez-lui le bras pour vérifier s’il s’est fait des coupures graves qu’il faut traiter. Assurez-vous que l’hémorragie s’est arrêtée et nettoyez-lui la peau le mieux possible avant de poser l’écharpe.</p>

 

 

 

 

Slings: How to make a basic sling1036.00000000000Slings: How to make a basic slingSlings: How to make a basic slingSEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ArmBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2015-02-12T05:00:00ZElizabeth Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE​6.3000000000000078.8000000000000725.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to make simple but effective forearm and collarbone slings.</p><p>If your child injures their arm, they may need to wear a sling while it heals. A sling will keep the arm still to relieve any pain and prevent an injury from getting worse.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Before applying a sling, check for any serious cuts and make sure any bleeding is under control.</li> <li>For forearm slings, use padding for the injured arm and tie the sling around your child’s neck on the uninjured side.</li> <li>For shoulder or collarbone slings, drape the long side of the bandage down from the shoulder on the uninjured side, bring it over your child’s arm and tie it behind their back.</li> <li>Make sure the sling keeps your child’s arm in place but is not so tight that it limits blood flow.</li> <li>See a doctor if there is severe bleeding or if your child has dislocated a joint or broken a bone.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor for an arm injury</h2><p>See a doctor if you think your child has dislocated a joint or if they have a broken bone or severe bleeding.</p><h2>How to put on a sling</h2><p>There are two main types of sling: one for a forearm injury and one for a collarbone or shoulder injury.</p><h3>Forearm sling</h3><ol class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_01_EN.jpg" alt="Holding triangular bandage at one corner up to child’s shoulder on uninjured side" /> </figure> <p>Place the triangular bandage lengthwise against your child’s upper body. The long side of the bandage should extend down from their shoulder on the uninjured side. The shorter sides should point to the injured arm and meet near the elbow. Leave the top of the bandage over your child’s shoulder for now.</p></li><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_02_EN.jpg" alt="Placing child's injured arm over the bandage across their chest" /> </figure> <p>Gently place your child’s injured arm over the bandage and across their chest. Their wrist should be slightly higher than their elbow and at the middle of the cloth’s long edge.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_03_EN.jpg" alt="Wrapping towel around child's injured arm, keeping the arm held over triangular bandage" /> </figure> <p>Support the injured arm with one hand. With your other hand, place a generous layer of padding, such as a rolled newspaper or folded towel, around the injured arm. </p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_04_EN.jpg" alt="Passing triangular bandage under and over the child’s injured arm and tying the corners behind the neck to create a sling" /> </figure> <p>Bring the bottom of the bandage up over the injured arm and behind your child’s neck.</p></li><li><p>Tie the two ends of the bandage behind your child’s neck on the uninjured side. This will avoid placing any strain on their injury.</p></li><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_05_EN.jpg" alt="Child wearing a sling tied behind the neck and held together at the elbow with safety pins to hold the arm across their chest" /> </figure> <p>To stop your child’s arm from slipping out of the sling, use paper tape or safety pins to secure the point of the sling at your child’s elbow.</p></li></ol><h3>Collarbone or shoulder sling</h3><ol class="akh-steps"><li> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_collarbone_01_EN.jpg" alt="Child holding the hand of their injured arm up to their shoulder on the opposite side" /> </figure> <p>Gently place your child’s fingertips on their shoulder on the uninjured side. </p></li><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_collarbone_02.jpg" alt="Triangular bandage held up to child with one corner held over their fingertips" /> </figure> <p>Take one end of the triangular bandage and hold it near your child’s fingertips.</p></li><li><p>Tuck the bandage under the elbow so it supports your child’s arm on the injured side.</p></li><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_collarbone_03.jpg" alt="Bandage held over shoulder of uninjured side and wrapped under elbow of injured arm, up to the opposite shoulder" /> </figure> <p>Bring the other end of the bandage behind your child’s back and tie the two ends behind their neck.</p></li><li> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_collarbone_04.jpg" alt="Child wearing sling tied over shoulder on uninjured side and held together at the elbow of the other arm with safety pins" /> </figure> <p>Tuck any extra fabric behind the sling, near the elbow, or use paper tape or safety pins to keep it in place. </p> </li></ol><p>A first aid course can teach you more about applying different types of slings.</p><h2>Check the fit of the sling</h2> <p>Once the sling is in place, occasionally check that there is enough blood flow in your child’s injured arm.</p> <p>You will need to loosen the sling if: </p> <ul> <li>your child’s skin appears pale or blue or feels cool</li> <li>your child’s arm becomes numb or starts to tingle</li> <li>there is a weak pulse.</li> </ul> <h2>How to keep your child’s arm completely still</h2> <p>Depending on your child’s injury, you might need to tie the sling to their chest to keep their arm completely still. To do this, wrap a second cloth around your child’s body and tie it on the uninjured side.<br></p><h2>What to use for a sling</h2> <p>A sling is a triangular bandage that you can find in most <a href="/Article?contentid=1038&language=English">first aid kits</a>. If you do not have a special first aid sling, you can make one from a piece of cloth. In emergencies, you can use a shirt or a sweater. Whatever material you use, make sure it does not stretch.</p> <h2>Checking your child for cuts and bleeding</h2> <p>Before you put a sling on your child, check their arm for any serious cuts that need to be treated. Make sure any <a href="/Article?contentid=1043&language=English">bleeding</a> is under control and clean the skin as well as possible before applying the sling.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_slings_forearm_03_EN.jpgSlings: How to make a basic slingFalse Learn how to make simple but effective forearm and collarbone slings with this illustrated step-by-step guide.