Use duct tape to immobilize a broken arm or finger

Bandages, Cotton Balls, Gauze…

Duct Tape

The teachers and I recently completed our first aid refresher course and have added duct tape to our classroom first aid kits as recommended by our EMT instructor. You should too. There are hundreds of ways to use duct tape at home and on the road. Here are some ways to use it for first aid.

5 ways to use duct tape for an injury

    • Splinter Remover: just place a piece of duct tape over the splinter, press it down firmly and lift it away.
    • Bandage: apply cotton, gauze or cloth to a wound and hold it down with the duct tape.
    • Hold down a loose bandage: just apply the tape over the existing bandage.
    • Stabilize a sprain: tape an ankle, tape one finger to another…
    • Immobilise a sprained or broken arm:  place affected arm upward across the victim’s chest and wrap the tape around the body and arm.

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