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    Physical Trauma Case Study

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    As a freshman Radiology student, I expected to see a large amount of physical trauma once I started my clinical rotations. However, at Spohn South that is merely not the case, broken bones are actually quite rare. Merriam-Webster defines trauma as “a serious injury to a person 's body”, but to me trauma is physical damage to the body that happens unexpectedly and is rather instantaneous. Being able to perform radiographic examinations on patients that have experienced physical trauma is an important part of a student’s clinical experience. Nevertheless, knowing how to adapt to a patient’s specific needs and still obtain diagnostic images is not as easy as it may seem. Adaption and critical thinking skills are key requirements when handling…

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    Blunt Trauma Wounds Outline Overview of blunt trauma wounds Types of blunt trauma wounds: Brief explanations of type and wound dating methods • Abrasions • Contusions • Lacerations • Fractures of the skeletal system Overview Wounds are injuries that result in skin breakage or any other body tissues. In this perspective, wounds may be classified based on the type of object that causes the wound. A blunt force may cause an open or closed wound. Blunt trauma or non-penetrating trauma refers to…

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    Encountering Recovery

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    The recovery from an incapacitating injury is a very strenuous ordeal to go through. When the body goes through intense trauma it needs a certain amount of time to recuperate properly. During that period of rehabilitation the mental psyche endures a substantial amount of stress effecting the individual in varying negative ways. Many patients inevitably end up suffering from feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, sleep disturbances, and other psychological symptoms. The…

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    the Trauma Services Department to include a Trauma Services Coordinator. With advance notice, this proposal would be presented at the monthly trauma services meeting. The target population, also known as the stakeholders, include the Trauma Registrar, Trauma Services Manager, Trauma Services Director, Chief Trauma Surgeon, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, and Chief Medical Officer. Purpose Realigning the Trauma Services Department to include a Trauma Services Coordinator is a…

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    College Sports Injuries

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    A part of sports participation that is often unavoidable but hopefully wishing they were uncommon are injuries. Injuries can inflict a substantial physical and mental burden, while most injuries can be managed with little disruption it can cause serious damage to sports participation and other activities of daily living. The psychological response to injuries can trigger or unmask serious mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, disordered eating, and substance use or abuse for some…

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    Victorian Work Injuries

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    physically and financially. Nobody wants a workers comp. injury. The goal is to get the injured back to work Everyone gains when an injured worker is safely back on the job. There is really no one particular type of injury, though the most common is neck and back injuries accounting for 90% of most of the injuries occurring at work. Repetitive stress injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome are also injuries that we treat on a regular basis. They are also the biggest cause work absenteeism…

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    is not very popular because of the choice in braces, some of them do better jobs than others in keeping the arm immobilized. b. The second most popular treatment is physical therapy, this is especially popular with athletes who experience shoulder instability in season of a sport. The goal of this treatment style is to strengthen the stabilizer muscles surrounding the joint to counter act the laxity ligaments and tendons. c. The final and most popular treatment is to have stabilization…

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    To knock out some of the food for thought questions right off the back, psychology of injury is an interesting topic yet makes much sense, especially given our careers (And dependency on it!). I thought we were going to delve more into the predictors, psychological reactions, and strategies to help them cope through their emotional responses. Which we did! I have only taken one sport psychology course since coming to graduate school, so I’d say I’m still a pretty fresh slate. One thing that did…

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    Orthopedics for Athletes | What You Need to Know After Fracturing Your Tibia Commonly known as the shinbone, the tibia is a long bone that takes a tremendous amount of force to break. For the average person living a safe lifestyle, fracturing their tibia is highly unlikely, barring an extreme accident. Athletes, on the other hand, commonly suffer from tibia fractures due to the intense nature of competitive sports. From basketball…

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    Injuries In Sports

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    The purpose of Andreas Ivarsson’s study was to examine the extent to which a mindfulness-based program plays a role in reducing the number of sport injuries regarding soccer players. Ivarrson looked at a total of forty-one elite soccer players still in high school. This topic is an important area of investigation for several reasons. First off, time loss injuries have been known to affect athletes both psychologically and emotionally. Players who are taken out of games due to injury, often voice…

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