After spraining their ankle, you are educating your patient on how to care for their sprained ankle at home. Which actions should you tell the patient to do? Select all that apply.

 

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Correct

- Rest

- Ice

- Compression

- Elevation

- Heat

Rationale

Sprained ankles should be cared for using the mnemonic RICE: Rest Ice Compression and Elevation. The patient should avoid using heat as this will increase the swelling.

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