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Title: Injury Prevention for Coaches


1
Injury Prevention for Coaches
  • ACE DIRECTOR PRESENTATION

2
Define an Injury
  • The CDC definition of an injury is
  • Unintentional or intentional damage to the body
    resulting from acute exposure to thermal,
    mechanical, electrical, or chemical energy, or
    the absence of such essentials as heat or oxygen.

3
What is Injury Prevention?
  • Injuries are preventable by changing the
    environment, individual behavior, products,
    social norms, legislation, and governmental and
    institutional policies to reduce or eliminate
    risks and increase protective factors.

4
USA Hockey Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Standard of Play initiative
  • Playing rules (including officiating education)
  • Coaching Education
  • Safety and Protective Equipment Committee
  • Risk Management Committee
  • S.T.A.R.

5
Areas of Emphasis
  • Basic First aid
  • Heads Up--Dont Duck
  • Concussion awareness
  • Medical history
  • Respect for privacy
  • Universal precautions
  • Asthma/allergy awareness

6
Role of the Coach
  • Conditioning and nutrition
  • Proper equipment
  • Respect for the game/opponent
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Continuous update of knowledge and resources
  • Constant reminders to players
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