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Creating a sling - series

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.

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  • Procedure, part 1

    Procedure, part 1

  • Procedure, part 2

    Procedure, part 2

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