First aid for broken bones

Richard Pass, RN Registered Nurse, shares advice for parents on how to treat your child's broken bone before taking them to a hospital emergency room
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First aid for broken bones

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Fractures, or broken bones, are common injuries in children who are increasingly active and who are involved in sports and other activities. We typically like to use the acronym R-I-C-E: Rest – make sure that the child settles down and doesn’t get involved in other activities at that moment. They won’t feel like it certainly. I is for ice – which is an ice pack directly to the affected area, but not directly to the skin, usually with something on top prior to putting the ice on. C is compression or wrapping something around it to support that injured area. And E is elevation or bringing that affected limb at the level or above the level of the heart to reduce swelling and pain. And then that person can be safely transported to a hospital emergency room.

Richard Pass, RN Registered Nurse, shares advice for parents on how to treat your child's broken bone before taking them to a hospital emergency room

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Richard Pass, RN

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Richard Pass, RN, BS, was born in Los Angeles. He studied nursing in Portland, Oregon and has since practiced nursing for 35 years, including ICU, Emergency, and Cardiology nursing. Richard started his CPR & Family Safety educational company, Save a Little Life, Inc., in 1999. With Save a Little Life, Inc., Richard presents house calls and classes all over the Los Angeles area. He teaches medical-surgical nursing at California State University, and is married with two grown children and one grandchild.

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