This is for the HPE PCVA course and helps to provide a visual for how to utilize the RICE method for sprains.
Identifying the Problem
Don't worry, I will help you get better using the RICE method.
Help! I have sprained my right ankle and it hurts a lot!
Beginning the Treatment Process
You must first (R)est your ankle and then apply (I)ce to the injured area.
Finalizing the Treatment
Next, you must add (C)ompression using the cast. Finally, you must (E)levate the affected area above your heart level.
I feel much better now!
Here, the child on the right has identified the problem (the sprain) and wishes to seek help. The child on the left is willing to help the child with his sprain by utilizing the RICE method.
Here, the child on the left is using the first two steps of the treatment, the REST and ICE steps, to help treat the other child's sprain.
In this slide, the child on the left is finalizing the treatment process by applying COMPRESSION using the walking boot and ELEVATING the child's injured ankle above the heart level. Luckily, the injured child feels much better now.