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.
Review Date: 1/8/2012 Reviewed By: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.