Prepper, Survival, Homesteading Forum > Preparedness & Survival Forums > Health & Medicine > Tuning Forks to Diagnose Broken Bones



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #11
tsrwivey
Supporting Member
PS_SUPPORTER.png
 
tsrwivey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: East, Texas
Posts: 1,406
Liked 1568 Times on 651 Posts
Likes Given: 5712

tsrwivey is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrackbottomLouis View Post
A tuning fork came in my assessment kit I had to buy for nursing school. It is for diagnosing broken bones. It is much thicker than what I consider a normal tuning fork. We have not done this in our skills lab yet but I have the lab on Monday and can ask my instructor to walk me through the process a little early out of interest. I'll see if I can get it down and report back specifics.
Can't wait! I have a 16 month old boy with no fear of falling or heights so I'm sure I will be needing this skill. That would sure beat sitting in the ER for hours waiting on x- rays.


__________________
tsrwivey is online now  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2013, 10:46 PM   #12
drfacefixer
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 406
Liked 268 Times on 157 Posts
Likes Given: 214

drfacefixer is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tsrwivey View Post

Can't wait! I have a 16 month old boy with no fear of falling or heights so I'm sure I will be needing this skill. That would sure beat sitting in the ER for hours waiting on x- rays.
You are just going to self refer to an orthopedic surgeon or set it yourself? While you can avoid an ER in simple nondisplaced factures you would risk taking a simple fracture that could potentially be splinted and treated with 6 weeks of no weight bearing and make it a surgical open reduction internal fixation by inappropriate diagnosis.

Also remember that children tend to greenstick fracture... tuning fork wont help you there.
__________________
drfacefixer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GPS Broken? No, WAAS changed AgentFlounder General Preparedness Discussion 12 01-10-2009 03:09 AM