Step 2: Prepare equipment

Select and prepare all the equipment you will need.  The widths of material noted below are guidelines, and may need to be adjusted depending on patient size (especially for children).

Prepare rolls of the appropriate width of plaster or fiberglass (but do not open the fiberglass until you are ready to use it):

  • 7.5 cm for arm
  • 10-15 cm for lower leg
  • 20 cm for thigh

Choose appropriate width stockinette:

  • 5 cm for arm
  • 7.5 cm for leg

Fill plaster bucket with room temperature water.