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 === Situation 7: === === Situation 7: ===
  
-(1) __ Immediate Action__": R. I. C. E.+(1) __ Immediate Action__: R. I. C. E.
  
   * Rest the casualty.   * Rest the casualty.
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 (3) __Treatment__: (3) __Treatment__:
  
-As for a lower leg fracture - see St. John pages 235-236. Prepare for transport. The principle is to immobilise the limb joint - in this case, the ankle.+As for a lower leg fracture - see St. John pages 235-236. Prepare for transport. The principle is to __immobilise__ the limb joint - in this case, the ankle.
  
-1. Remove the shoe and sock - one injured Club member suffered excruciating pain when her shoe was removed after several hours when she had a swollen fractured leg. +  - Remove the shoe and sock - one injured Club member suffered excruciating pain when her shoe was removed after several hours when she had a swollen fractured leg. 
- +  Splint from ankle to thigh - use a towel or the injured person's spare clothing (you'll be "splitting" the pack anyway) to pad between the legs, and wrap round a smooth straight stick. 
-2. Splint from ankle to thigh - use a towel or the injured person's spare clothing (you'll be "splitting" the pack anyway) to pad between the legs, and wrap round a smooth straight stick. +  Apply a figure-of-eight bandage around the ankles and feet. You should always carry a roll-on bandage, but tights or long-johns can be used. 
- +  Apply a broad bandage (long johns or shirt) around the thighs, at the knees, and above the suspected fractured ankle. 
-3. Apply a figure-of-eight bandage around the ankles and feet. You should always carry a roll-on bandage, but tights or long-johns can be used. +  Give __no__ drugs or medication if in shock.
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-4. Apply a broad bandage (long johns or shirt) around the thighs, at the knees, and above the suspected fractured ankle. +
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-5. Give no drugs or medication if in shock.+
  
 (4) __Further action__: (4) __Further action__:
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