R.I.C.E. Treatment is the First Aid response appropriate for soft tissue injuries when the casualty is conscious (for unconscious casualties first consider the DRABC Procedure).
The characters "R', "I", "C" and "E" in the R.I.C.E. formula represent the following words:
The R.I.C.E. technique is demonstrated in the following First Aid video.
Written notes follow in the table further down this page.
Explain the 4 steps in R.I.C.E. Treatment:
Students of GCSE PE may be asked to state and/or explain R.I.C.E. treatment in mid-year tests or their final exam.
Note about other perspectives about the use of R.I.C.E. treatment:
Some healthcare practitioners do not recommend use of the R.I.C.E. procedure because they dispute the healing effects of ice in some cases of inflammation. The following video provides more information about this including some explanations from the perspective of 'Eastern medicine':
This is the end of the page is about R.I.C.E. Treatment for basic first aid. See also the DRABC Procedure, the Recovery Position and What is CPR? The pages about the Effects of exercise on muscles and effects of exercise on circulation might also be helpful.