Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: The Inter-Association Task Force Document on Emergency Health and Safety: Best-Practice Recommendations for Youth Sports Leagues (Sports Med Res)
Monday, May 1, 2017

The Inter-Association Task Force Document on Emergency Health and Safety: Best-Practice Recommendations for Youth Sports Leagues

The Inter-Association Task Force Document on Emergency Health and Safety: Best-Practice Recommendations for Youth Sports Leagues

Huggins RA, Scarneo SE, Casa DJ, Belval LN, Carr KS, Chiampas G, Clayton M, Curtis RM, Duffy AJ 3rd, Flury A, Gammons M, Hosokawa Y, Jardine JF, LaBella CR, Oats R, Ransone JW, Sailor SR, Scott K, Stearns RL, Vandermark LW, Weston T. J Athl Train. 2017 Apr;52(4):384-400. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-52.2.02. Epub 2017 Mar 7.

The goal of this document is to support youth sport national governing bodies and provide them with the structure and tools to prevent avoidable deaths. Furthermore, “this document is intended to serve as a call to action for all youth sport [national governing boards] to provide support systems for member organizations through the education of league leaders and their members on the current policy and procedure best practices regarding emergency action plans, sudden cardiac arrest, brain and neck injury, exertional heat stroke, and other potentially threatening medical conditions”. The document includes recommendations under 14 headings…
  1. Recommended youth sport national governing bodies support system for member organizations
  2. Recommended policies for emergency action plans
  3. Recommendations for emergency action plan procedure implementation
  4. Recommendations for sudden cardiac arrest policies
  5. Recommendations for sudden cardiac arrest procedure implementation
  6. Recommendations for brain and neck injury policies
  7. Recommendations for brain and neck injury procedure implementation
  8. Recommendations for exertional heat stroke policies
  9. Recommendations for exertional heat stroke procedure implementation
  10. Recommendations for potentially life threatening medical conditions policies
  11. Recommendations for potentially life threatening medical conditions procedure implementation
  12. Recommendations for lightning policies
  13. Recommendations for lightning procedure implementation
  14. Recommendations for medical services policies


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