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First aid for a
broken bone

Watch the video, in which Mrs Delaney is treated for a broken bone.

Use the information below the video to remind yourself how to help someone who has a broken bone.

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Encourage the person to support the injury with their hand, or use a cushion or items of clothing to prevent unnecessary movement.

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Supporting the injury may give pain relief and prevent further damage.

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As soon as possible, call 999 or get someone else to do it.

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Make sure the injury is supported until help arrives.

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Continue supporting the injury until help arrives.

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Send us your stories

We love to hear from people who have stepped forward to help in a first aid emergency. If you have a first aid story that you'd be happy to share, please email firstaid@redcross.org.uk including your name, telephone number and some brief details about what happened. The British Red Cross will only use your information to contact you about your first aid story.

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