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Practical skills

How to use PRICE treatment for soft tissue injuries

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2017
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This practical learning module focuses on the use of the mnemonic PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation) to guide the treatment of patients with uncomplicated soft tissue injuries to their upper or lower limbs. The importance of treating such arm or leg injuries to reduce complications, alleviate pain and ensure normal limb function is addressed.


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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Cormac Norton, Lecturer in clinical simulation and clinical practice, School of Health Professions, Murdoch University, Mandurah, Australia.


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