Get Educated About Heat Emergency Preparedness

Source: USA Today

High school coaches looking to run safe programs will be eager to familiarize themselves with the recently released findings of a task force led by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Korey Stringer Institute.

The task force released comprehensive emergency medical recommendations for youth sports leagues at the Youth Sports Safety Summit.

The guidelines cover creating emergency action plans for sudden cardiac arrest, catastrophic brain and neck injuries, exertional heat stroke, potentially life threatening medical conditions, environmental issues such as lightning and access to medical services.

Beyond creating the plans, the task force called for youth organizations to develop training programs and education members on sports safety practices and create a reporting structure to monitor compliance.

To go through the other recommendations, visit USA Today.

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