Acclaimed by emergency care providers and outdoor enthusiasts worldwide (and even beyond, on NASA's space shuttles), the SAM® Splint is the gold standard in splinting. SAM stands for structural, aluminum, and malleable and is used for immobilizing bone and soft tissue injuries. The SAM® Splint is based on an ancient construction principle: curves are strong. The SAM® Splint is built from a thin core of aluminum alloy, sandwiched between two layers of closed-cell foam. The splint is exceptionally pliable and when bent into a simple curve, it becomes strong and supportive for any fractured or injured limb. The splint is extremely moldable, and soft enough to cut with ordinary household scissors. The result: with the proper choice of curves outlined in the training guide, almost any bone in the body can be splinted. Other splints derive their strength from the materials from which they are constructed: metal, wood, plaster, etc. Unfortunately, that means in order to be strong, they are usually heavy, bulky, and not easily adjustable to a wide variety of needs.