The SAM® Splint invokes a new paradigm: it is built from a thin, light core of aluminum alloy which is then sandwiched between two layers of closed-cell foam. Unroll it from its package and it is extremely pliable. But bend it into any of three simple curves, and it becomes extremely strong and supportive - adequate for stabilizing any fractured or injured limb. The secret lies in the physics of curved surfaces, the same physics that allow skyscrapers and bridges to be built of I-beams and hollow columns rather than heavy steel pillars. 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 used it as an emergency canoe paddle and even a snow shovel. A well-formed SAM® Splint is more than strong enough for any conceivable splinting need yet extremely moldable, and soft enough to cut with ordinary household scissors.
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.
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 that is latex-free.
Who Uses the SAM® Splint? From outer space to the depths of the ocean, in all conditions of weather and terrain, the SAM® Splint is the emergency splint of choice for:
Wilderness Rescue Teams
Lightweight and Compact (4 oz. for 4.25" W x 36" L strip)
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.