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Alternative to SAM splint?

Post by congochris » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:29 pm

Okay, so I was perusing Cheaper than Dirt, and bumbled into their first aid section and found this. Being not only mostly broke, but also cheap, anyone think this would work as a half-price SAM splint? Same concept, but I'm sure the construction leaves a lot to be desired.

So basically, has anyone purchased and/or used one of these?

I searched, but for some reason, every single topic in first aid popped up, even just searching for "Sam splint".. someone must have it sigged or something. :evil:

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Re: Alternative to SAM splint?

Post by HurricaneDad » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:01 pm

congochris wrote:I searched, but for some reason, every single topic in first aid popped up, even just searching for "Sam splint".. someone must have it sigged or something. :evil:
No, I don't have one of those. However, consider that the "SAM" in "SAM Splint" nominally stands for "structural aluminum, malleable" (Wish I could remember where I saw it), that splint you show appears to fill the spirit of the SAM splint, without the name and the price.

It would not be a poor purchase, IMO, particularly if you were ordering other items at the same time.

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Post by Topcat » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:26 am

I have a SAM (brand name) splint and one from CTD. You will be happy with the CDT version.

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Thu Nov 29, 2007 9:19 am

That actually is a SAM splint that you have in the OP Link. That's what the ones look like that we get in the Army. They look different and the label is a little bit different because it has some of the military information on there such as the NSN, and other such numbers. I would buy a couple if I were you... SAM Splints ROCK!
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Post by JIM » Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:41 am

I would buy a couple if I were you... SAM Splints ROCK!
And if you know how to properly use them.
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Post by congochris » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:22 pm

Excellent. That'll go on my list of future purchases then. I've been banned from any more purchases until after the holidays. :oops:

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Post by Czechnology » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:48 pm

JIM wrote:
I would buy a couple if I were you... SAM Splints ROCK!
And if you know how to properly use them.
You wrap them around your mouth right?
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Post by JIM » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:02 pm

czechnology wrote:
JIM wrote:
I would buy a couple if I were you... SAM Splints ROCK!
And if you know how to properly use them.
You wrap them around your mouth right?
Noo. It's duct-tape around the mouth, bp-cuff around the neck and SAM-splint... well, get some training on how to use that.. 8)
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Post by Czechnology » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:11 pm

JIM wrote:
czechnology wrote:
JIM wrote:
I would buy a couple if I were you... SAM Splints ROCK!
And if you know how to properly use them.
You wrap them around your mouth right?
Noo. It's duct-tape around the mouth, bp-cuff around the neck and SAM-splint... well, get some training on how to use that.. 8)
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Re: Alternative to SAM splint?

Post by crypto » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:21 pm

congochris wrote:Okay, so I was perusing Cheaper than Dirt, and bumbled into their first aid section and found this. Being not only mostly broke, but also cheap, anyone think this would work as a half-price SAM splint? Same concept, but I'm sure the construction leaves a lot to be desired.

So basically, has anyone purchased and/or used one of these?

I searched, but for some reason, every single topic in first aid popped up, even just searching for "Sam splint".. someone must have it sigged or something. :evil:
Yeah, thats totally a sam splint. Get it.
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Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:19 pm

JIM wrote:
czechnology wrote:
JIM wrote:
I would buy a couple if I were you... SAM Splints ROCK!
And if you know how to properly use them.
You wrap them around your mouth right?
Noo. It's duct-tape around the mouth, bp-cuff around the neck and SAM-splint... well, get some training on how to use that.. 8)
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Post by GanaEMT » Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:14 am

How else do you start an EJ?

and you stick where you feel a pulse, right?
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Post by JIM » Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:27 am

GanaEMT wrote:How else do you start an EJ?

and you stick where you feel a pulse, right?
EJ? I don't know all the english-acronyms. Do you mean a central-line?
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Post by waterborne » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:28 pm

EJ means External Jugular, It is kinda like a last resort for an IV. Basicaly you just stick the external jugular with a regular angio-cath and run your IV from there. Just don't use a TQ to make the vein pop up.
Heart beats, air goes in and out, and O2 is good.

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Post by JIM » Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:33 pm

I'm sorry for going off-topic but:

Do you guys use E.J. in E.M.S?
If we (in The Netherlands) can't get a I.V. and if we need acces quickly, we get I.O. acces.
Seems to me that E.J. is only used in a hospital..
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Post by waterborne » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:10 pm

We can do EJs and IOs.
Heart beats, air goes in and out, and O2 is good.

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