Physical Education - Assessment of injuries
Assessment of injuries
DR. ABC is a method used for the assessment of injuries. The acronym will
help you to remember the stages for assisting when an injury has taken
control of danger to yourself, the injured athlete and others.
any response from injured - "Can you hear me?" - squeeze of shoulder.
make sure airway is open and clear.
look, listen and feel to see if breathing - if not breathing, commence
EAR (expired air resuscitation) (5 breaths in 10 seconds).
check pulse -if pulse but no breathing, continue with If no pulse,
begin (circulatory pulmonary resuscitation).
A useful plan to know for soft tissue management is the acronym or
Ask person what happened, how did it happen, any pain, where, injured
Compare the injured site to other side of body. Any swelling,
Compare to uninjured side for tenderness. Start away from injury and
move toward slowly.
Ask person to move injured area. Compare both sides.
Move the injured part through a range of movements, only to point of
Can they stand up, walk, perform skills of game?
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