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Common or Simple Injuries:

A.  If simple first aid is needed, the coach will administer it using the supplies furnished with the team training kit.

      If the injury occurs during trainer’s hours, send a player to the training room to get the trainer.  Properly transport the injured athlete to the training room

       Athletic Trainer’s responses:

1.      Evaluate the injury.

2.      Determine if it is necessary to have the student go to a doctor or emergency room for further examination.

3.      Call the parents of the athlete

4.      Discuss transporting the student.

B.   IF THE ATHLETIC TRAINER IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE COACH IS TO PERFORM ALL OF THE STEPS LISTED ABOVE.

       Serious Injuries – (A suspected fracture or dislocation, a back or neck injury, unconsciousness, or any head injury)

1.     A coach will stay with the injured athlete.

2.     Another coach or athlete will be sent for the trainer.

3.     A coach or manager will call 911 from the nearest phone.

4.     The coach will call the parents (numbers are located team mobile app).

5.     Inform the parents of the injury.

6.      Ask which hospital the athlete should be sent to.

7.      If the parents are unable to be reached, the emergency contact should be called.

8.      An individual should be assigned to ride in the ambulance with the athlete.  The order of preference is listed below:

         a)      Athletic Trainer

         b)      Coach or assistant coach

         c)      Athletic Director or game manager

         d)      Team member’s parent

         e)      Family member (brother or sister)

      While the coach is calling the parents, an athlete should be sent to direct the ambulance to the injury site.

C. IF, AS DETERMINED BY THE TRAINER OR COACH, THE INJURY IS FAIRLY MINOR AND DOES NOT REQUIRE EMERGENCY CARE, AND THE ATHLETE WILL BE SENT HOME UNDER HIS/HER OWN POWER, THE PARENTS SHOULD STILL BE CALLED BY THE COACH TO BE MADE AWARE OF THE INJURY.

1.      Reporting Injuries

2.     Inform the Activities Director of all serious injuries.

3.     The coach or Athletic trainer will complete the Athletic Injury Report form if referral is made to a physician, police, rescue squad, or emergency room.  THIS          REPORT FORM MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR.

4.     The athletic trainer should keep a written record of all reported injuries and the treatment(s) administered.

5.     The Activities Director must receive a written statement from a physician releasing the athlete from medical care before the athlete resumes sports participation. The statement must be written on clinic letterhead and include a date, the athlete’s name, medical release and the physician’s signature.

 

 AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR 

The AED is for use in case of cardiac arrest. The case is alarmed and clearly marked for emergency use only. The District will provide training in the use of the AED. Coaches will be expected to take this training.

 

ATHLETIC TRAINER/TRAINING ROOM POLICIES 

HLWW High School contracts with Ridgeview Medical for daily athletic trainer coverage at HLWW High School and selected contests.

1.      This room is for the treatment of athletes.

2.      No admittance unless a coach or athletic trainer is present.

3.      A coach or athletic trainer must administer treatment.

4.      The room is to be locked when not supervised.

5.      Tape is not to be applied to uniforms.

6.      The athletic trainer is responsible for the upkeep of the training room.

7.       Athlete must sign in for treatment.

8.      Medical kits, coolers, and ice chests must be checked in and out from the trainer.
 

CLick on the link below to print thr accident/incidnet report form.

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORT FORM


WEATHER EMERGENCIES 

1.   Coaches are responsible for the safety of their athletes during a weather emergency occurring during a practice or event.

2.   Discontinue practices during a severe thunderstorm and/or if lightening is present.