Emergency Principles

  • RICE Principle 

    To be used initially with any injury until you can contact Jennifer

    Cell #:  253-8619

    Athletic training room #:  973-7147

    Rest

    Resting the injury by taking them out of practice/competition

     

    Ice

    Ice bag should be placed directly on the skin for between 20-30 minutes. With a gel or freezer pack you must place a towel between the skin and pack

     

    Compression

    Use of an elastic wrap (ace wrap) will assist in the removal of swelling. Wrap should begin below the injury and wrap over and above the injury for best results

     

    Elevation

    Place the injured area at a level above the heart to allow gravity to help pull swelling out of the area.  Do not do if you suspect a fracture.

     

    Concussion Signs and Symptoms

     

    Signs Observed by the Coach Symptoms Reported by the Athlete
    Appears dazed or stunned Headache
    Is confused about assignment Nausea
    Forgets plays Balance problems or dizziness
    Is unsure of game, score, or opponent Double or fuzzy vision
    Moves clumsily Sensitivity to light or noise
    Answers questions slowly Feeling sluggish
    Loses consciousness Feeling foggy or groggy
    Shows behavior or personality changes Concentration or memory problems
    Can’t recall events prior to hit Confusion
    Can’t recall events after hit  

     

    Dehydration & Heat Illness Warning Signs

     

    • Muscle cramps
    • Irritability
    • Decreased performance
    • Difficulty paying attention
    • Confusion
    • Headache
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Staggering
    • Early fatigue
Last Modified on May 18, 2016