In first aid, TOTAPS is an acronym standing for touch, observe, talk, active, movement, passive movement, and skill test. TOTAPS is an injury management and assessment tool used by first responders, particularly in sports injuries.
Touch, Observe, Talk, Active, Movement, Passive Movement, Skill Test
It's a sports assessment procedure. Talk ---- talk to the athlete i.e ask where it hurts if they can hear you... Observe--- observe the injury to get an idea of the severity Touch----- gently touch the effected area to see if there is any pain or swelling. Active Movement---- allow the athlete to try and move the effected area Passive movement----- Gently move the limb for the athlete performing actions they would need to play. SKills test --- test if they have the required movement to partake in the sport. If the athlete fails one of these steps they should immediately be removed from the field.