October 17, 2023
Acute injury management- ICE,RICE, PEACE &LOVE
Injured yourself? New Guidelines for Acute Injury Management
You may have heard of the common first aid acronym RICE – standing for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. However, research from the British Journal of Sports Medicine has shown that this acronym has limited potential to improve post-injury outcomes.
So, what should we do instead? The new medical acronym developed by the British Journal of Sports Medicine is called “PEACE and LOVE”. These guidelines improve your ability to manage acute injuries - from the initial first aid procedures to long-term strategies to maximise recovery outcomes.