ERIC Number: EJ1028002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Coach, Are You Ready to Save a Life? Injury and Care Knowledge Check for Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Plos, Jennifer M.; Polubinsky, Renee L.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v27 n2 p3-9 2014
Coaches need to become familiar with foundational knowledge on sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), while becoming confident, competent, and proficient in their emergency action plans for using CPR [cardiopulmonary resuscitation] and an AED [automated external defibrillators] to provide immediate and appropriate care to athletes. This article refers to a 2011 position statement that examines the importance of a coach's proper emergency response to SCA in athletic programs. The purpose of this article is to provide coaches with mock scenarios that will help expose them to SCA events and test their knowledge on how to provide immediate and appropriate care for this potentially catastrophic condition.
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Emergency Programs, Heart Disorders, Sports Medicine, Vignettes, Role, Athletes, Equipment, Knowledge Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A