Treating sports injuries
Assess how bad the injury is by the signs and symptoms displayed by the individual. Treatment for injuries differs according to the type of damage.
This Revision Bite covers several treatment types, including the dressing of open wounds, the DRABC checklist for concussion, and Mouth-to-Mouth Ventilation (MMV) for resuscitation. For reducing swelling, pain and bleeding in injuries to soft tissues, remember the acronym RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Bone and joint injuries
Assess injury by considering:
Fractures and dislocations
Fractures and dislocations are serious injuries. In all cases where a fracture or dislocation is suspected move the sufferer as little as possible, support the injured part and seek medical advice.