Sport First Aid Classroom Course Study Guide

Sport First Aid Classroom Course Study Guide

by Melinda J. Flegel
     
 

Most sport injuries don't occur during the game when emergency medical personnel are present. They occur on the practice field, when no one but the coach is around. That's why it's critical that all coaches have a basic knowledge of sport first aid.

Sport First Aid teaches coaches how to prevent sport injuries and how to make the correct

Overview

Most sport injuries don't occur during the game when emergency medical personnel are present. They occur on the practice field, when no one but the coach is around. That's why it's critical that all coaches have a basic knowledge of sport first aid.

Sport First Aid teaches coaches how to prevent sport injuries and how to make the correct decisions during on-field emergency situations. The book describes first-response evaluation and treatment techniques for more than 110 injuries and illnesses. Definitions, causes, symptoms, signs, and first aid protocols are included for each injury and ailment, as well as notes on when the athlete can return to play. This full-color third edition is filled with hundreds of photos and illustrations that bring first aid recognition and administration techniques to life.

Also featured are the latest guidelines on checking the ABCs (airway, breathing, circulation), administering first aid for choking, and using an AED (automated external defibrillator). Plus it includes the latest information and research on heat-related illnesses and proper hydration. Sport First Aid is a time- and perhaps life-saving reference tool that all coaches should take with them to the sidelines.

In part I coaches learn about the importance of the athletic health care team and how to develop a sport first aid game plan.

Part II explains anatomy and sport injury terminology and basic sport first aid skills. This section covers everything from controlling bleeding to applying a splint, from transporting an injured player to administering CPR.

Part III covers sport first aid for specific injuries and illnesses, addressing more than 110potential on-field problems. From the serious (musculoskeletal injuries, respiratory conditions, head and spine injuries, internal organ injuries, sudden illnesses, and temperature-related illnesses) to the not so serious (blisters and athlete's foot), coaches will receive step-by-step instruction on the proper way to respond to any situation.

Sport First Aid includes a large appendix of first aid protocols, where standard procedures for first responders are efficiently arranged in flow-chart format to save precious time in emergency situations.

Produced by the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), Sport First Aid serves as the text for ASEP's Sport First Aid Course, endorsed by numerous state high school associations and other sport organizations as the preferred first aid course for their coaches. Each year, more than 10,000 coaches take this course to further their professional development and meet certification requirements.

Editorial Reviews

3 Stars from Doody
Margot Putukian
This is an updated edition of a book that describes simple first aid guidelines for coaches. The first edition was published in 1992. The author's purpose is to help coaches develop a basic knowledge of sports injuries, recognize sports injuries, and administer sports first aid. These are worthy objectives and the book meets them. This book is written for the coach, according to the author, but I would suggest it would prove helpful to the coach and the athletic trainer. There are a good amount of illustrations. I appreciated that there are depicted male and female athletes, physicians, therapists, and trainers. Although the currency and pertinence of references is good, there are not enough. The illustrations are a strength. This is a badly needed resource for coaches, introducing basic safety guidelines for coaches of all levels. It provides a very practical outline which coaches can utilize to ensure proper first aid care to athletes. It helps define their responsibilities as well as limitations and introduces and supports the concept of the sports medicine team in a useful guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736051804
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
21.34(w) x 21.34(h) x 27.43(d)

Meet the Author

Melinda J. Flegel has been a certified athletic trainer since 1984. She is an athletic injury specialist at the University of Illinois SportWell Center, where she oversees sports medicine care for the university's recreational and club sport athletes and consults with coaches, parents, and athletes on injury prevention and care.

As coordinator of outreach services at the Great Plains Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Peoria, Illinois, Flegel annually provided assistance to coaches at some 15 schools in the area of sport first aid. As the center's educational program coordinator and American Red Cross CPR instructor, Flegel gained valuable firsthand experience in helping coaches become proficient first responders.

Flegel received a master's degree in physical education from the University of Illinois in 1982. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association, and has been a certified strength and conditioning specialist since 1987. In her leisure time, Flegel enjoys photography, hiking, and crafts.

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