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ERIC Number: EJ1031804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Sickle Cell and the Student-Athlete: Considerations for the Secondary School Setting
Hochstetler, Jonathan; Ploeg, Adam
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v27 n4 p23-28 2014
Athletic activities have become increasingly popular over the past decade. As more student-athletes participate in this active lifestyle, coaches, administrators, and other support staff must ensure their safe participation. While some institutions are fortunate enough to have athletic trainers and other highly trained medical personnel, there are still many that may not have access to them. Sickle cell trait (SCT) and sickle cell disease (SCD) have become debated topics as they relate to athletic participation. High profile athletes and unfortunate tragedies have driven the promotion of awareness and education about these sickle cell topics. Healthcare professionals and school districts alike must become more educated about the nature of these medical conditions, specifically as they relate to athletic participation. This article will provide educational information on SCT and SCD, recommendations for safe exercise, and policy planning. These guidelines can be implemented by institutions for the benefit of students and student-athletes with SCT and will also help protect the institutions, their employees, and the individuals under their care.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A