SAM Finger Splint, Orange/Blue
The SAM (Structural Aluminium Malleable) Finger Splint is a compact, lightweight, highly versatile device designed for immobilizing finger bone in emergency settings.
The SAM Splint was invented by Dr. Sam Scheinberg who, as a trauma surgeon during the Vietnam War, found that field medics generally ignored the splint then issued by the Army. He developed the idea while playing with a foil chewing gum wrapper.
The device is often found in First Aid Kits, Emergency Medical Technician “jump kits,” ambulances, and other similar settings. Generally supplied in a pack of 10 each splint measures at 9.5 x 4.5 cm. Once folded into a curve, it becomes quite rigid and capable of immobilizing any finger.
The SAM Splint Junior is radiolucent meaning it does not interfere with X-Rays. They are used on board the International Space Station as a light weight compact splint, for this reason the acronym SAM is often said to refer to “Space Aviation Medicine”.
After use, the SAM Splint can be cleaned, rerolled, and reused.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
- Order quantity: 3/Pack or 12/Pack
- Dimensions: 9.5 x 4.5 x 0.5 cm
- Weight: 5.7 g each
- Foam padded aluminum splint folds or bends for immediate practical use in emergencies
- Flexible, waterproof, malleable and reusable
- Ideal to immobilize a finger
- Won’t stick to wounds
- Radiolucent – does not have to be removed for x-rays, reducing the risk of further injury to the patient
- Versatile and lighweight – can be rolled or folded to fit easily in emergency kits and backpacks and won’t puncture or be affected by temperature or altitude
- Waterproof and can be cleaned with disinfectant for reuse