HIPS
History
Inspection
Palpation/Physical Exam
Assessment and Plan
100

What does the H stand for?

History 

100

Who are they? 

patients name

100

what does this section require? 

visually looking at the injury 

100

What is the part of this process? 

hands on 

100

What must the ATC decide? 

What the problem is (the diagnosis)

What it will take to rehabilitate/treat the athlete

What type of rehabilitation/treatment will most likely be needed.

200

What does the I stand for? 

Inspection 

200

what happened? 

how did the injury occur

200
What is inflammation? 

body’s response to an injury or a foreign agent attacking the body

200

Should you start gently with the patient? 

yes 

200

What is the plan step used for? 

Athletic Trainer determines what type of additional treatment/rehab will be necessary for the athlete.

300

What does the P stand for? 

Palpation/Physical exam 

300

where did it happen?

did it happen on the field, court, locker room etc. 
300

What is another name for redness? 

rubor 

300

Does this help you lose trust of the athlete?

No 

300

What does the ATC do in the planning step? 

creates a structured plan of treatment with specific obtainable goals that can can be measured over a specific course of time

400

What does the S stand for? 

Special tests 

400

previous medical history? 

has the body part been injured before 

400

What is another name for blue? 

cyanotic

400

What is the first thing you palpate? 

bony tissue 

400

When should the goals of the plan be re evaluated? 

every 1-2 weeks 

500

What is the H.I.P.S method used for? 

It is used as a format for a Secondary Survey

500

location of pain? 

have patient point to location of pain

500

What does MOI stand for? 

mechanism of injury 

500

what is the 2nd thing you palpate? 

soft tissue only if no fractures were found in the first palpation

500

What is the assessment portion used for? 

ATC would diagnosis what he/she believes is the problem based on the findings of their evaluation

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