Sports Emergencies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455725298

Sports Emergencies

1st Edition

Management Scenarios

eBook ISBN: 9781455725298
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone


The big concern for all Physicians, even in lower profile sporting events, is that they will encounter sport emergencies. The two primary concerns is that there will be mis-management of a life-threatening situation and a limb-threatening situation. In order to allay these anxieties and fears, people attend courses from time to time. However, there is no easily accessible manual or guide that can be scanned before the game, or even during the emergency.What is special about this book is that it is a manual with clear instructions on what to do in a given sports emergency. There are clear instructions on what to do, and, just as importantly, what not to do. Each chapter has a diagrammatic or photographic series of steps that must be taken, accompanied by clear instructions.

Key Features

  • Pocket format, flexi cover
  • Step by step instructions
  • Accompanying photographs and diagrams

Table of Contents

How to use this book

Section 1 Before the game 
1 The coach 
L Moggan, R F Harrold

2 The medical team
C Murray, P O’Neill

3 The player 
B Devitt, P Devitt

4 Come on ref! – role of the referee or official
F Devitt, Jim O’Byrne

Section 2 During the game 
5 The ABC chapter 
A M Byrne, N Eustace

6 The collapsed player 
B Devitt, K Carson

7 Player immobilization and transfer 
M J Shelly, A R Poynton

8 Skin injury 
A M Byrne, A Byrne

9 Strains, sprains and tears 
J Walsh, S J Eustace

10 Broken bones 
J Walsh, P J Kenny

Section 3 Where is the injury? 
11 Head injuries 
J S Butler, C Bolger

12 Facial injuries 
J S Butler, F Coffey, F Kearns

13 Neck injuries 
I Robertson and A R Poynton

14 Upper limb injuries 
M H Vioreanu, J H Mullett

15 Chest problems 
M H Vioreanu, S P Gaine

16 Abdominal injuries 
G O Lawlor, G McEntee

17 Back and pelvis injuries 
I Robertson, K Synnott

18 Lower limb injuries 
M J Shelly, I P Kelly

19 Drowning and diving and water sports injuries 
G Horgan, G C O’Toole

20 On the mountain 
J M Queally, D McCormack

Section 4 After the Game 
21 Player assessment 
E Falvey, C McCarthy

22 Event assessment 
E Falvey, C McCarthy



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