Acclaimed by emergency care providers and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide (and
even beyond the Earth, on NASA space shuttles), the SAMÂ® SPLINT is based on an
ancient construction principle: curves are strong.
The SAMÂ® SPLINT is built from a thin core of aluminum alloy,
sandwiched between two layers of closed-cell foam. The SAMÂ® SPLINT is extremely
pliable. Bent into any of three simple curves, it becomes extremely strong and
supportive for any fractured or injured limb.
HOW IT WORKS
The reason lies in the physics
of curved surfacesï¿½??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
ï¿½??structural curves, it becomes much more rigid. Many such curves are possible,
but for splinting with the SAMÂ® SPLINT, you need only three basic curves. With
these, you can convert a simple SAMÂ® SPLINT into something so strong that people
have even used it as an emergency canoe paddle or snow shovel. Thatï¿½??s more than
strong enough for any conceivable splinting need.
At the same time, the SAMÂ® 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. Itï¿½??s even possible to use the SAMÂ® SPLINT to create an emergency
cervical collar for neck injuries.
For use by EMS Personnel, Military Medics, Athletic Trainers, Ski Patrols, Veterinarians, Wilderness Rescue Teams. This
item is waterproof, reusable, lightweight and compact, radiolucent,
fastens in place with tape or wrap of choice, easily cleaned and
4.25" x 36" size.