Camping For Boys eBook

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Knee Pan

If the knee pan is broken, put the boy on his back and straighten out the leg on a padded splint which reaches from the heel to the hip, putting some cotton or a folded towel under the knee and the heel.  Then bandage the splint on at the ankle, at the upper part of the leg, and above and below the knee pan.


If the foot is broken, make a splint of two pieces of wood held together at right angles, and, after padding the foot with cotton, bind the splint to the side of the foot and the leg.

[Illustration:  Large arm sling as a support for the forearm.]

[Illustration:  Large arm sling as a support for the elbow.]

Upper Arm

If the upper arm is broken, make three splints, one long enough to reach from the shoulder to the elbow to go on the outside of the arm, one to go on the inner side of the arm, and one on the back of the arm.  Pad the arm from the armpit to the elbow with cotton, towels, or newspapers wrapped in cloth, and, after bandaging on the splints, put the forearm in a sling and bind the arm to the body.


If the forearm is broken, make a cotton pad long enough to reach from the fingers well up to the forearm, and rest the palm of the hand on it.  Put a similar pad on the back of the hand, and, after bandaging in a splint, put the arm in a sling.


If the hand is broken, put a cotton pad on the palm and over it a thin splint long enough to reach from the tips of the fingers to the forearm.  After binding the splint in place, put the arm in a sling with the hand higher than the elbow.


If a finger is broken, make a splint of cardboard or a thin piece of wood long enough to reach from the tip of the finger to the wrist.  Cover the finger with gauze or cotton, and, after binding on the splint, support the hand in a sling.


Fainting comes from too little blood in the head.  Lay the boy on his back with feet higher than his head.  Loosen tight clothing and let him have plenty of fresh air.  Sprinkle his face with cold water and rub his arms with it.  For an attack of dizziness, bend the head down firmly between the knees.  If his face is flushed, raise the head.


Lay the boy on his back with head somewhat raised.  Apply heat, such as bottles of hot water, hot plates or stones wrapped in towels to the extremities and over the stomach, but keep the head cool with wet cloths.  Do not give any stimulant; it would drive blood to the brain.


A stretcher may be improvised in one of the following ways:  (a) A shutter, door, or gate covered well with straw, hay, clothing, or burlap bagging.

(b) A piece of carpet, blanket, sacking, tarlatan, spread out, and two stout poles rolled up in the sides.  Put clothes for a pillow.

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