ERIC Number: ED221481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Liability, Athletic Equipment, and the Athletic Trainer.
Standards of conduct, roles, and responsibilities expected of athletic trainers should be developed and disseminated. These guidelines could be used in court to show that the athletic trainer was following basic standards if he should be charged with liability. A review of liability cases involving athletic injuries received while athletes were wearing football helmets shows that trainers must follow rules set by helmet manufacturers and sports associations to avoid liability. Trainers should also develop and implement rules about athletes' participation while injured. Athletic trainers possess the professional objectivity needed to ensure that coaches, athletes, and the community know about all dangerous aspects of a sport or piece of athletic equipment. (CJ)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Athletic Equipment, Football, Injuries, Legal Responsibility, Prevention, Safety, Trainers
Not available separately; see SP 020 500.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Athletic Trainers; Negligence
Note: In: Professional Preparation in Athletic Training. Proceedings of the Professional Preparation Conferences: National Athletic Trainers Association.