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EXCI 252 Midterm: topic 3

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Exercise Sci.
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EXCI 252
Robert Panenic

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Head and Spine Injury 1) Initiate ERP - Location of phone - Directions to field/gym - Phone number - Call person/charge person - Establish equipment needed 2) Gloves and visual scan - Has play stopped? - Safe for me? - Safe for athlete? - Rules of the sport? 3) Approach athlete and stabilize head on face side 4) Unresponsiveness - What happened? - Open your eyes ** NO RESPONSE **  painful stimuli, pinch triceps or nailbeds. - Where does it hurt? (1 red flag if they say back or neck) - Move your fingers ( another red flag if they can’t move feet or squeeze hands) 5) AIRWAY: - Trauma jaw thrust - Trauma chin lift if helmet is on - Mouth guard? - Gum? - Broken teeth? - OPA if unconscious 6) BREATHING: - Take a deep breath, does it hurt? Any difficulty? - 10 seconds - Look - Listen - Feel 7) Circulation: - 10 seconds - Any irregularity in pulse? - Major bleeds ? 8) DISABILITY - If they’re unconscious, we assume they have a spinal injury. - If they are answering questions and are coherent, start with ruling out spinal 1) Check for neck/back pain 2) Is mechanism of injury for a spinal? 3) Palpate spine look for tenderness/pain/deformity 4) Cord sign 5) Bilateral numbness/tingling/burning 6) Quick sensation check on arms and legs bilateral - SPINAL RULED OUT IF: 1) No mechanism of injury for spinal 2) No neck or back pain 3) No symptoms of spinal (tingling,burning,numbness) 4) No pain or abnormalities upon palpation of s
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