ERIC Number: ED221474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Implications of Tissue Healing to Treatment.
The athletic trainer must understand the physiological process involved in an acute injury and the appropriate steps to be taken in immediate care treatment. Local inflammatory reaction to soft tissue injury is important for the athletic trainer to understand, and it is of primary importance to minimize the intracellular and extracellular fluid resulting from tissue injury. A complication with injuries is hemorrhage coupled with the pain-spasm-pain cyle. A four-step sequence of treatment for tissue injuries involves: ice, compression, elevation, and immobilization. This produces faster and less painful healing. Failure to use this sequence can only make an injury even more traumatic and difficult to treat. (JD)
Not available separately; see SP 020 500.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Athletic Trainers
Note: In: Professional Preparation in Athletic Training. Proceedings of the Professional Preparation Conferences: National Athletic Trainers Association.