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ATH TRNG 661 Lab II – managing athletic injuries Dr. Merrick I. Steps to Managing Injuries a. Anticipate and prepare for injuries BEFORE they happen i. First-aid equipment/supplies ii. Emergency phone & EMS access b. Work to prevent injuries i. Safe facilities – Emergency Action Plan ii. Safe environment iii. Adequate rest and recovery II. Managing Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries a. RICE i. Rest – remove from activity and refer to healthcare provider ii. Ice – apply cold (ice bag / ice slush) for 30 minutes 1. reapply for 20 minutes on, 40 minutes off for first 24 hours iii. Compression – apply with ice 1. elastic wraps works well 2. not too tight (check capillary refill) iv. Elevation – injured body part higher than heart 1. pillows under limb when sleeping III. Managing Chronic (recurrent) injuries a. They won’t get better without time off from practice / competition
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Unformatted text preview: b. Can “limp them through” the season with ice and anti-inflammatories in some cases i. This is for a professional to determine c. They will recur unless you correct the cause!!! IV. Referral Decisions a. Always have injured athlete follow-up with healthcare provider b. Coaches may not assume liability for determining medical playing status c. When in doubt, send to the hospital Assignment – 1. Define the following: • Spica • Capillary Refill • Vacuum immobilizer • Emergency action plan 2. Why is ice a better treatment than an instant ice pack? 3. Why is ice a better treatment than a frozen gel pack? 4. Why do you have to be careful about applying ICE to the lateral knee or either side of the elbow?...
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