SAM® Splint Junior 18 inch (Orange/Blue, Charcoal Gray)
- 68.00 Grams
- Calculated at Checkout
- The SAM Splint is universal and can be used easily to splint any part of the body.
- Lightweight (2.4 oz. for 4.25"X18" splint), Cuts easily with regular scissors.
- Reusable. Easily cleaned and disinfected with normal cleaning solutions.
- Not affected by ambient temperature extremes or altitude, will not puncture. Waterproof and will work underwater.
- Fastens in place with tape or wrap. No extra equipment is required.
The SAM Splint is based on an ancient construction principle: Old-style splints derive their strength from the materials from which they are constructed: metal, wood, plaster, etc. To be strong, they have to be heavy, bulky, and not easily adjustable. The SAM Splint is built from a thin core of soft aluminum alloy sandwiched between two layers of closed-cell foam. The splint is extremely pliable. Bent into a simple curve, it becomes extremely strong and supportive for any fractured or injured limb. It follows the mechanics of curved surfaces—the same physics that allows skyscrapers and bridges to be built of I-beams and hollow columns rather than heavy steel pillars. A flat piece of sheet metal bends easily, but if you mold it into any of several “structural curves” it becomes much more rigid. With these, you can convert a simple SAM Splint into something so strong that people have even used it as an emergency canoe paddle or snow shovel. The SAM Splint is extremely moldable, and soft enough to cut with ordinary household scissors. Almost any bone in the body can be splinted. It’s even possible to use the SAM Splint to create an emergency cervical collar for neck injuries. The SAM Splint is radiolucent, almost invisible on x-ray. It should NOT be removed for radiographs (x-rays). It is designed to function through the extreme ranges of normal ambient temperatures.
It is waterproof, but not fireproof, the closed pore EVA foam will not flash when exposed to flame, but will begin to melt and eventually ignite after approximately 8 seconds. Cutting the SAM Splint exposes the thin aluminum core. Unless serrated scissors have been used, the aluminum is usually not very sharp. To prevent any injury from the exposed edge, it is recommended folding the edge on itself 1 to 2 times. Covering the edge with tape is also effective. The splint can be cleaned with antiseptic soap and water or with almost any protocol cleaning solution. An inexpensive 1:9 mixture of commercially available bleach and water is recommended. The closed pore polyurethane foam which promotes effective cleaning does not, however, absorb or allow passage of air or perspiration. This does not present a problem during short-term use.
If prolonged use is anticipated (more than a few hours), place absorbent material, such as cotton cloth, between the splint and the skin to prevent skin irritation and odor. Also, to prevent uncomfortable pressure points during prolonged use, place soft padding (such as gauze pads) around all boney prominences. When cutting the splint, avoid using serrated scissors as they may produce sharp edges. After cutting, roll the cut end over or apply tape to cover any exposed met
.The splint is non-sterile. To reuse the SAM Splint, wash thoroughly with disinfectant before repacking