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First Aid for someone with a broken bone

Learn First Aid for someone who may have a broken bone.

First aid for someone with a broken bone

Someone may have a broken bone (also known as fracture) if they are in a lot of pain, or are lying in an unnatural position following a fall or a blow from an object.

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

Supporting the injury may help relieve pain and prevent further damage. Support the limb above and below the injury if possible.

2. Call 000.

3. Continue supporting the injury until help arrives.