Presentation on theme: "What is an Injury? Harm or Damage that is done to some part of your body such as a wound, bruise, bite, cut, gash, scrape, laceration or broken bone."— Presentation transcript:
What is an Injury? Harm or Damage that is done to some part of your body such as a wound, bruise, bite, cut, gash, scrape, laceration or broken bone.
How do you know if you are injured? Ask yourself…..Are you bruised? Are you bleeding? Are you swollen? Can you stand and put weight on your leg? Can you walk without a limp? Can you keep playing? Can you stay in school? Can you go about your normal activities?
What to do if you are injured? Tell an adult. Have a friend get an adult. You go to the office.
What is not an injury? Getting hit in the face/head with a ball during gym class or recess. Falling off your scooter. A hang nail. A floor burn. Running during recess and falling on the ground. Getting kicked during a soccer game.
When do you need to use ice? When part of your body is swollen, such as a sprained ankle, thumb, finger, face or a broken bone.
Normal Ankle Swollen Ankles
Do you hurt vs. Are you hurt? No matter what the injury, you will hurt and be in pain. Eventually, the hurt/pain goes away. Time heals all injuries. If the pain continues or a mark is left, you have a serious injury.
Serious Injuries Need to be reported to an adult Need ice May need a wheelchair Need to have an accident report filled out Need to call your parents Need to be seen by a doctor Need to call 911 Need a doctors excuse to return to recess and gym class
ICE Will not be given because you hurt Will not be given because you are bleeding Will not be given because you fell on the play ground Will not be given to an old injury
What happens with an injury? The injury is looked at. The students is asked what happened. An accident form is filled out. Parents are called……have to leave work. If student misses more than a half day of school, you are considered absent. If student goes to the doctor another accident form is filled out
Be Responsible Report only serious injuries Tell the truth Take a break/rest until you feel better Don’t need to bring friends along with you We want to trust you in the future
Be Respectful Of your parents and their work schedule Of Mrs. Benton and her time and work in the office Of other students who are seriously injured and need ice Of Mr. White, Mrs. Ludens, Mrs. Buessing, Mrs. McKichan, the lunch staff and all teachers
Be Safe Be careful on the playground during recess Follow all safety rules, outside and inside Make good choices You are responsible for your own safety