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Sports Injuries Case Studies - First Aid in various injury scenarios

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AS and A Level Anatomy & Physiology

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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. The first aider should then do a secondary survey this is when they check the patient from head to toe for injuries. Then they should be put in to the recovery positing and wait for the ambulance to arrive. The first aider should put the patient who is unconscious but breathing in to the recovery passion and wait for the ambulance to arrive. Once the patients have recovered and has returned home they both should not return to playing rugby

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