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Inspired by the recommendations of NFL trainers and EMS professionals, this wider version of the original SAM® Splint is more comfortable for larger patients. For athletic trainers or in the field, the XL meets the demands of bigger individuals. It is large enough to be molded to provide stability for larger limbs, and to offer more stability for all users.
Acclaimed by emergency care providers and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide (and even beyond the Earth, on NASA space shuttles), the SAM Splint is based on an ancient construction principle: curves are strong. Old-style splints derive their strength from the materials from which they are constructed: metal, wood, plaster, etc. Unfortunately, that means that to be strong, they have to be heavy, bulky, and not easily adjustable to a wide variety of needs.
The SAM Splint is built from a thin core of aluminum alloy, sandwiched between two layers of closed-cell foam. Freshly unrolled from storage, the 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, 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 mold it into any of several structural curves, 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's more than strong enough for any conceivable splinting need.
At the same time, the SAM Splint is extremely moldable, 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's even possible to use the SAM Splint to create an emergency cervical collar for neck injuries.
Who Uses the SAM Splint?
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
- Lightweight and compact
- Radiolucent (does not have to be removed for X-rays)
- Can be rolled or folded for easy storage in emergency kits/backpacks
- Fastens in place with tape or wrap. No extra equipment needed.
- Not affected by extreme temperatures or altitudes. Even works underwater!
- Closed-pore, impermeable foam surface allows easy cleaning and disinfection. Material is compatible with all standard cleaning solutions.
- Will not puncture
The core of the SAM Splint is a long rectangle of "O" temper, ultra-thin, aluminum alloy. The covering layers are made of dermatologically safe, closed-pore foam.
Dimensions: 5.5" W X 36" L
Weight: 5.9 oz