So…. this was SAR training one night. I’m in the white helmet. It looks like we’re diligently practicing splinting an injury, but….
Instructor: Here’s your scenario. The subject fell on rocks and ripped off their knee cap. He can’t walk out. What do you do?
Me: I guess I’d use a SAM splint to stabilize the knee and call for a carry out.
Instructor: Good. Go ahead and do that. How would you mold the splint?
Me: Um, using two splints, I’d—
Instructor: Did you know your dog chewed on your helmet? [Picks at edge of helmet near my ear]
Me: [Feels along edge of helmet] Damn it…
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Image credit: Misty Mott
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