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Baby and Child First Aid

First aid for babies and children:
broken bone

Watch the video, in which a child is treated for a broken bone, and remind yourself of the key steps below.

 

A baby or child may have a broken bone if they are in a lot of pain, or are lying in an unnatural position, following a fall or a blow from an object.

1

Support the injury with cushions or items of clothing to prevent unnecessary movement.

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Supporting the injury may give pain relief and prevent loss of future movement.  If possible, support the limb above and below the injury.

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2

Call 999.

3

Continue supporting the injury until help arrives.

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