The SAM ® SPLINT is built from a thin core of aluminium alloy, sandwiched between two layers of closed-cell foam.
The SAM ® SPLINT is extremely pliable. Bent into any of three simple curves, it becomes extremely strong and supportive for any fractured or injured limb.
The reason lies in the physics of curved surfaces inch ”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 mould it into any of several inch œstructural curves, inch it becomes much more rigid. Many such curves are possible, but for splinting with the SAM® SPLINT, you need only three basic curves.
With these, you can convert a simple SAM® SPLINT into something so strong that people have even used it as an emergency canoe paddle or snow shovel. That inch ™s more than strong enough for any conceivable splinting need.
At the same time, the SAM® SPLINT is extremely mouldable, 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. It inch ™s even possible to use the SAM® SPLINT to create an emergency cervical collar for neck injuries.
Benefits and features:
- Lightweight and compact
- Fastens in place with tape or wrap of choice. No extra equipment is needed.
- Not affected by extreme temperatures or altitudes.
- Closed-cell foam allows easy cleaning and disinfection. Material compatible with all standard cleaning solutions.
- Provides added stability for all limbs including the neck
Who uses the Sam® Splint?
From outer space to the depths of the ocean, in all conditions of weather and terrain, the SAM ® SPLINT is the emergency splint of choice for:
- EMS personnel
- Military medics
- Athletic trainers
- Ski patrols
- Wilderness rescue teams
- Outdoor adventurers
- Safety engineers
Standard: 4.25 inch x 36 inch; 4oz; roll and flatfold
Junior: 4.25 inch x 18 inch; 2.4oz; flatfold
Wrist: 4.25 inch x 9 inch; 1.1oz; flat
XL: 5.5 inch X 36 inch; 5.9oz; flatfold
Finger: 1.8 inch x 3.75 inch; 0.2oz; flat
Vet Splint: 4.25" x 36"; roll