Musculoskeletal Injuries 2010

Musculoskeletal Injuries 2010 - o Loss of circulation o...

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Musculoskeletal Injuries o Bones o Muscles o Tendons o Ligaments
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Musculoskeletal Injuries o Painful o Rarely life threatening o Not managed, cause serious consequences and disability
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o Fracture o Dislocation o Sprain o Strain 4 basic types
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Fractures o Fracture - break, chip or crack n Closed or open n Biggest concern is to organs around fractures
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Dislocations o Dislocation n displacement or separation n deformity n may shut of nerves or blood vessels
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Strains o Strains- muscles stretching or tearing n overuse n assume fracture
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Sprains o Sprains- joint n Ankles and knees n Ankles turn inward-lateral n Inside usually serious
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Signs and Symptoms o Pain o Swelling o Deformity o Discoloration o Inability to use part o Loss of sensation
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Signs and Symptoms- severe o Significant deformity o Moderate or severe swelling o Inability to move part o Bone fragments protruding o Noise heard on impact
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Unformatted text preview: o Loss of circulation o Cause of injury Call EMS when: o Neck, head or back o Impairs breathing or walking o Suspect fracture o Multiple M/S injuries General Care o Rest injured part o Comfort o Immobilize-Splint if necessary o Ice o Elevate o EMS when necessary o Pain medication Immobilize to: o Lessen Pain o Prevent further damage o Reduce bleeding and swelling o Promote circulation o Prevent closed from becoming open wound Types of Splints o Rigid- boards, magazines, newspapers o Soft- pillows and blankets o Anatomical-body part Principles of Splinting o Only when can do without pain o In position you found o Include bones and joints above and below o Check for circulation before and after...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course HEALTH AND HED 2354 taught by Professor Ms.robarts during the Spring '11 term at Texas State.

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