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Emergency Care in Athletics, Part 2

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will:

  • Understand common causes of sudden cardiac arrest in athletes;
  • Be able to describe several best practices related to care of the spine-injured athlete;
  • Understand best-practice treatment of exertional heatstroke;
  • Recognize symptoms of exertional sickling; 
  • Be able to explain how multiple-patient care might differ with lightning strike vs. other types of MCI. 

References

1. Peterson D, et al. Aetiology and incidence of sudden cardiac arrest and death in young competitive athletes in the USA: a 4-year prospective study. Brit J Sport Med, 2020 Nov 12 [epub online]. 

2. Terry G, et al. Sudden cardiac arrest in athletic medicine. J Athl Training, 2001; 36(2): 205–9.

3. University of Connecticut, Korey Stringer Institute. Traumatic brain injury, https://ksi.uconn.edu/emergency-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/#.

4. Broglio S, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Management of sport concussion. J Athl Training, 2014; 49(2): 245–65.

5. Mills B, et al. Consensus recommendations on the prehospital care of the injured athlete with a suspected catastrophic cervical spine injury. J Athl Training, 2020; 55(6): 563–72.

6. Courson R, et al. Best practices and current care concepts in prehospital care of the spine-injured athlete in American tackle football. J Athl Training, 2020; 55(6): 545–62.

7. Casa D, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Heat illnesses. J Athl Training, 2015; 50(9): 986–1,000.

8. Raukar N, Casa DJ, Katch RK, Lemieux RA. Identification and treatment of exertional heatstroke in the prehospital setting. J Emerg Med Serv, 2017 May 9; www.jems.com/patient-care/identification-and-treatment-of-exertional-heat-stroke-in-the-prehospital-setting/. 

9. Luhring K, et al. Cooling effectiveness of a modified cold-water immersion method after exercise-induced hyperthermia. J Athl Training, 2016; 51(11): 946–51.

10. Belval L, Casa DJ, Adams WM, et al. Consensus Statement—Prehospital Care of Exertional Heat Stroke. Prehosp Emerg Care, 2018 May–Jun; 22(3): 392–7. 

11. National Athletic Trainers’ Association consensus statement: Sickle cell trait and the athlete, www.nata.org/sites/default/files/. 

12. University of Connecticut, Korey Stringer Institute. Exertional Sickling, https://ksi.uconn.edu/emergency-conditions/ exertional-sickling/.

13. University of Connecticut, Korey Stringer Institute. Lightning, https://ksi.uconn.edu/emergency-conditions/lightning/.

14. Walsh K, et al. National Athletic Trainers’ Association position statement: Lightning safety for athletics and recreation. J Athl Train, 2013; 48(2): 258–70.

  • Format
    Article
  • Duration
    .5
  • Credits
    .5
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