When splinting a lower leg, the first step is to assess the leg to find out where the fracture is, and it’s important to remember to splint the joint above and below the fracture. Find out how to check for pulse, motor and sensory responses to the feet before applying lower leg splints with help from an emergency medical technician in this free video on splinting a lower leg. EMS courses require successful implementation of these skills.
Expert: Rebecca Boutin Bio: Rebecca Boutin has worked for the city of Westfield, Mass. as an emergency medical technician, paramedic and firefighter since 1999. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso