Before applying a sling, what do the health care professionals check to be sure that the medical equipment used has not been too tightly applied?
Sling is a supportive measure use to immobilize the affected arms. Before applying a sling, there is a need to check to make sure the equipment used has not been too tightly applied. If applied tightly can lead to pressure onto the injury part and block the circulation the part. So it should not be too tight while applying. Apply applied also every hourly there is a need to check the skin temperature and any color changes of the affected part. If changes occur immediately loosen the splint.
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