Use a triangular arm bandage to secure an injured, dislocated or broken bone in the arm. This bandage opens to a large, triangle-shape.
To make an arm sling with a triangular bandage:
Open the bandage and place an elongated end over the shoulder that is opposite to the injured arm, so the remaining bandage is covering your chest hanging towards the ground.
Bend the injured arm across the body horizontal to the ground, with the bandage behind it. The short triangle point of the bandage should be at the elbow.
Grab the corner of the triangle that is pointing towards the ground and bring it up across your body, over the injured shoulder and tie around the back of the neck with the other end. Be sure not to tie any hair into the knot. If the knot is uncomfortable or digs into the neck, place a small pad or towel behind it.
To further secure the edge behind the elbow, tie it in a knot, or fold it around to the front of the arm as far as it will go and secure it with a safety pin.
Alternatively, you can wrap a triangular bandage around a splinted bone to provide additional support.
Or fold and use for a bandanna or circular head bandage.
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