Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Injury evaluation

Evaluation
• Is he/she breathing?
• Is he/she conscious or unconscious?
• Is the Athlete’s head, neck, trunk, or limb in an unusual position
that may Indicate fracture, dislocation, or other Injuries?
• Look for bleeding or swelling
.

Ask the injured athlete the following questions:
1) Exactly where are you Injured
2) How did it happen
3) Did you hear any sound (Such as a Tear, Rip, Snap, or Pop)
4) Where your pain is and exactly what type of pain are you
experiencing, such as sharp, dull, aching, and throbbing?
5) Are you experiencing any tingling or numbness anywhere in
your body

While asking those questions observe the following:
1) Is he/she able to communicate easily or is he/she anxious and
difficult to calm down
2) Look for deformities or abnormal body positions.
3) Is the injured area swelling up immediately?
4) Is there bleeding?

Recognise the severity of an injury
– Do not do anything that may cause additional injury.
• Move the injured person only if you are preventing further Injury, or to initiate CPR, or after you have determined it is safe to do so.
• Recognize emergencies or other serious injuries.
• That needs the immediate attention of paramedics or an ambulance.
• Recognize injuries that need immediate care by professional
medical personnel, but are not life-threatening in nature.
• Recognize injuries that exclude the athlete from continued
participation.

Recognise the severity of an injury

  • Do not do anything that may cause additional injuries
  • Move the injured person only if you are preventing further injuries or initiating CPR, or after you have determined it is safe to do so.
  • Recognise emergencies or other serious injuries that need immediate address of paramedics or an ambulance
  • Recognize injuries that need immediate care by professional medical personnel, but are not life threatening in nature.
  • Recognise injuries that excludes the athlete from continued participation.