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How To Manage A Dislocated Shoulder

How To Manage A Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder needs to be tended to quickly to alleviate as much pain as possible. With the help of this guide from first aid trainer Clive James from St John Ambulance, you will learn how to manage a dislocated shoulder.

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  • A dislocated shoulder can be incredibly painful. If the person is not able to move their arm, you should advise them to hold their arm in whatever position they feel the least pain. If the person is able to bend their arm you can apply a sling for support until they get to a hospital for treatment.
  • Make sure not to tie the sling too tightly as this may cause the person more discomfort.
  • Ensure that the hand is fully supported by the sling and that you tie it at the back of the elbow to prevent the arm slipping out from this side.