Injury Recognition & Evaluation & Care

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Injury Recognition & Evaluation
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HIPS…HOPS…HOPE History Inspection…Observation Palpation Special tests, stress tests, evaluate f’n
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History ______________________________________ Many times you’ll know what the injury is just through a good Hx Get details on: M.O.I., symptoms, previous injuries, overall health status, etc. As you begin to think you know what’s going on, ask more detailed info on that injury to detect it or rule it out. If unsure about what’s wrong, ______________________________________
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Things to ask… What happened? I twisted my ankle How did it happen (MOI)? Don’t ask leading questions as in did you do this or that. Get the details… I came down on someone’s foot and it rolled in Did you continue participating after the injury? If so, you ruled out most major injuries
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Things to ask… Have you injured this before? If yes, find out details: Does this feel like the same thing? Better? Worse? When? Who did you see? What did they tell you was wrong? What did you do to treat it? How long were you out of action?
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Things to ask… Where exactly does it hurt? _____________________________________ May have referred pain Pain is felt at an area away from the site if injury – Internal injuries, nerve injuries May have injured more than one structure Did the pain come on suddenly or gradually? Acute vs. chronic injuries If subacute or chronic…is it getting better or worse?
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Things to ask… Describe the pain. Sharp, dull, aching, throbbing _______________________________ Give a reference Did you hear or feel anything besides pain? ____________________________________
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Observation / Inspection Begin observing as you see the play, or as they approach you Expose the injured area within reason Always ___________________________
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Things to look for… _____________ Fx, dislocation, grade III, just them? ______________ Not always indicative
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course KIN 312 taught by Professor Downey during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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