Sports Injuries Case Studies - First Aid in various injury scenarios

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Introduction

Sports injuries-case studies- Task 3 Two player's collided heads at great force in rugby tackle. As a result of the challenge both players are knocked out unconscious. One is breathing, the other is not. The patient who is not breathing should be treated first the first aider should get someone to call two ambulances straight away and perform DR ABC which is danger, response, airways, breathing and circulation, then should check their airways to make sure there is nothing that the patient can choke on when the first aider has worked out that the patient is not breathing they should perform CPR, chest press compression 30-2 until the patient is breathing again or medical attention arrives.

Middle

If the first aider or physio is trained then they will be able to pop in back in to place. Rice the injury straight away this means rest, ice, compress, elevate. The ambulance should give you gas and air for the pain while in hospital you should have an x-ray to see if any fractures have occurred around the dislocation and also a MRI scan and ultra sound to see if any ligaments are damaged. Once the patient is out of hospital and at home they should not put weight on it and should be on put on a rehab program. They should have at least 6 weeks rest from any physical activities, light movement to avoid sizing up and take ibuprofen to reduce pain and swelling.

Conclusion

A dodge ball player trying to avoid being hit throws himself to the ground with his fore arm taking the impact of the fall. The impact causes a complete open fracture to the radius. The first aider should perform SALTAPS and DR ABC this means the first aider should check danger, response, airways, breathing and circulation only if the patient is unconscious, then call for an ambulance and get them to hospital. The patient should get an x-ray after 72 hours and an operation to fix the open fracture the hospital will wait for the swelling to go down before putting a full cast on. Once the patient is out of hospital and at home they should not try to lift anything heavy. After the cast is taken off the hospital should provide physio treatment the patient should not return to playing physical activities until fully recovered and should start with light training

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