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Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention is a concise manual developed to help coaches and athletic trainers manage the common emergencies they will likely encounter while coaching their sport. Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention includes coverage of the phases of injury and the injury prevention model, prevention tips for sports-related injuries common to specific sports, and follow-up management and prevention algorithms. The text features:
• Current information on sports injuries presented in a clear and straightforward format.
• Flowcharts to reinforce the decision-making process and appropriate procedures.
• Decision Tables that provide a concise summary of what signs coaches and athletic trainers should look for and what treatment steps they should take. Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention will help coaches and trainers prevent on-the-field injuries and prepare them to handle medical emergencies should the need arise.
Ch. 1 Background Information 2
Ch. 2 Recognizing a Sick or Injured Athlete 10
Ch. 3 Caring for Sports-Related Illnesses 23
Ch. 4 Caring for Sports-Related Injuries 31
Ch. 5 Phases of Injury: The Injury Prevention Model 59
Ch. 6 Preventing Sports-Related Injuries and Illnesses 65
Ch. 7 CPR and AED 84
App. A Emergency Action Plan 100
Image Credits 110