A splint is a device used for support or immobilization of a limb or the spine. It can be used in multiple situations, including temporary immobilization of potentially broken bones or damaged joints and support for joints during activity.
The SAMŽ Splint Rolled 36" Orange & Blue, Item # 613179
THE STANDARD FOR 25 YEARS
The original blue and orange SAM Splint is acclaimed by emergency care providers and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide (and even beyond the Earth, on NASA space shuttles). The SAMŽ Splint is the gold standard in splints and is still Made in the USA.
Built from a thin core of aluminum alloy and sandwiched between two layers of closed-cell foam, the SAM Splint can be bent into any of three simple curves, becoming extremely strong and supportive for any fractured or injured limb. The SAM Splint is incredibly lightweight (only 4.0 oz.), and no other device offers so many variations for the treatment of orthopedic emergencies.
HOW THE SAM SPLINT WORKS
The SAMŽ SPLINT is based on an ancient construction principle: curves are strong. The reason lies in the physics 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. Many such curves are possible, but for splinting with the SAMŽ SPLINT, you need only three basic curves.
With these, you can convert a simple SAMŽ SPLINT into something so strong that people have even used it as an emergency canoe paddle or snow shovel. Thats more than strong enough for any conceivable splinting need.
At the same time, the SAMŽ SPLINT is extremely moldable, and soft enough to cut with ordinary household scissors. The result: with the proper choice of curves outlined in the training guide, almost any bone in the body can be splinted. Its even possible to use the SAMŽ SPLINT to create an emergency cervical collar for neck injuries.
Also available is the SAM Splint XL at 5.5″ wide, for improved support and immobilization of larger individuals.
BENEFITS AND FEATURES:
*Lightweight and compact
* Fastens in place with tape or wrap of choice; no extra equipment is needed
* Not affected by extreme temperatures or altitudes
* Closed-cell foam allows easy cleaning and disinfection
* material compatible with all standard cleaning solutions
* Provides added stability for all limbs including the neck Latex Free
* MADE IN THE USA supports local jobs
WHO USES THE SAMŽ SPLINT?
From outer space to the depths of the ocean, in all conditions of weather and terrain, the SAMŽ SPLINT is the emergency splint of choice for:
- EMS personnel
- Military medics
- Athletic trainers
- Ski patrols
- Wilderness rescue teams
- Outdoor adventurers
- Safety engineers