Creating a sling
|Procedure, part 1|
To create a sling and swathe, begin with a triangular cloth or bandage draped under one arm and over the opposite shoulder.
|Procedure, part 2|
Tie the two ends of the cloth behind the neck, as shown at left. Pin the remaining elbow corner up onto the body of the sling. Use another bandage, a belt, or a strap/webbing to secure the arm to the chest, as shown at right.
Reviewed By: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Attending Physician at FDR Medical Services/Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.