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Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity

Author(s): Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, Chief Operating Officer, Korey Stringer Institute, Director, Athletic Training Education, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763785543
  • Paperback    368 pages      © 2012
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"Not only will this book educate readers on current concepts and techniques, it also will serve as a valuable reference for developing strategies, policies, and procedures for practicing clinicians."

Published in Cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity examines the etiology, prevention, recognition, treatment, and return-to-play protocol of the common causes of sudden death in sport. Chapters are written by content area experts, offering a blend of clinical, scientific, and research expertise regarding each medical condition that is discussed.

Sudden death on the field is a growing concern in sport and physical activity. This groundbreaking text arms readers with the knowledge and skills they need to make the correct decision when confronted with an emergency situation.

Eleven of the top causes of death in sport are addressed:

  • heart disease
  • congenital cardiac conditions
  • commotio cordis
  • exertional heat stroke
  • exertional hyponatremia
  • head injuries
  • cervical spine injuries
  • lightning
  • asthma
  • exertional sickling
  • traumatic injuries

Instructors have access to numerous problem based learning scenarios (PBLs), complete with staged-out instructional implementation, questions, and grading. These PBLs cover the range of topics from the book. PowerPoint Lecture Outlines are also available for adopters of the text.


"On August 8, 1985, somewhere between 11:00 and 11:10 p.m. EST, the path of my life unfurled in front of me. I have nearly no memory of approximately 6 hours of my life, while I was in a coma, due to the severe exertional heat stroke."

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Features & Benefits

  • Cardiac conditions are separated into three chapters to give greater attention to the multiple potential etiologies related to cardiac causes.
  • For the first time in a sports medicine textbook, exertional sickling is offered as a stand alone chapter.
  • Another chapter covers anaphylaxis, cold, diabetes, and issues in wilderness medicine situations.
  • Supporting chapters focus on issues that can influence the infrastructure to prevent sudden death during sport and physical activity.
Chapter  1  Fatal and Catastrophic Injuries in Athletics: Epidemiological Data & Challenging Circumstances
Frederick Mueller, PhD, FACSM, Douglas Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
Chapter  2  Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes
Jonathan Drezner, MD
Chapter  3  Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Older Athletes
Shishir Mathur, MD, Fawad Kazi, MD, Paul Thompson, MD, FACC, FACSM
Chapter  4  Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death - Commotio Cordis
John Kalin, MD, Christopher Madias, MD, Mark Link, MD, FACC
Chapter  5  Exertional Heat Stroke
Rebecca Stearns, MA, ATC, Francis O'Connor, MD, MPH, FACSM, Douglas Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, Glen Kenny, PhD
Chapter  6  Brain Injuries
Jason Mihalik, PhD, CAT(C), ATC, Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
Chapter  7  Cervical Spine Injury
Erik Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, Kevin Waninger, MD, MS, FACSM
Chapter  8  Exertional Sickling
E. Randy Eichner, MD, FACSM, Scott Anderson, ATC
Chapter  9  Traumatic Injuries
Margot Putukian, MD, FACSM, Charlie Thompson, MS, ATC
Chapter  10  Lightning
Katie Walsh, EdD, ATC, Mary Ann Cooper, MD
Chapter  11  Asthma
Michael Miller, EdD, ATC, CSCS, Robert Baker, MD, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FAAFP
Chapter  12  Exertional Hyponatremia
Lawrence Armstrong, PhD, FACSM, Brendon McDermott, PhD, ATC
Chapter  13  Anaphylactic Shock, Hypothermia, Diabetes, Wilderness Medicine
Susan Yeargin, PhD, ATC, Brad Yeargin, MEd, ATC, CES, Jeffrey Anderson, MD
Chapter  14  Emergency Action Plans
Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS
Chapter  15  Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death in Mass Participation Sporting Events
Kevin Ronneberg, MD, William Roberts, MD, MS, FACSM
Chapter  16  Educational Considerations for the Prevention of Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity
Stephanie Mazerolle, PhD, ATC, Rebecca Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Tutita Casa, PhD

Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA-Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, Chief Operating Officer, Korey Stringer Institute, Director, Athletic Training Education, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut

For Douglas Casa, the Korey Stringer Institute is the culmination of a life-long path; his passion for the study of exertional heat stroke started in 1985 when he suffered an exertional heat stroke while running a 10K race. This experience motivated what has become his life’s cause: the study of exertional heat stroke, heat illnesses, hydration, and preventing sudden death in sport – his ultimate goal is to find ways to prevent needless tragedy during sport and physical activity.
 
For the past 11 years, Dr. Casa has worked toward his goal of preventing sudden death in sport at the Department of Kinesiology, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut.  During this time he has published more than 110 peer-reviewed publications and presented more than 300 times on subjects related to exertional heat stroke, heat-related illnesses, preventing sudden death in sport, and hydration.  Dr. Casa has successfully treated more than 130 cases of exertional heat stroke (with 0 fatalities).  In October 2010 the Department of Kinesiology doctoral program at the University of Connecticut was ranked number 1 in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology. 
 
Dr. Casa is the 2008 recipient of the medal for distinguished athletic training research from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. He was named a fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2008. He received the Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2007 and has been a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine since 2001. He has been a lead or co-author on numerous sports medicine (ACSM, NATA) position statements related to heat illness and hydration.  He is an associate editor of the Journal of Athletic Training, and on the editorial board of Current Sports Medicine Reports, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.   Dr. Casa has worked with numerous media outlets across the country in discussing his research including the NBC Today Show, ESPN, CNN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
 

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  • "While no single book can ever prepare clinicians for every situation they will face in their career, this one provides a critical starting point for its readers. Dr Casa and his colleagues do an extraordinary job..."

    "By addressing each topic individually, and having a subject matter expert write each chapter, this book provides a greater in-depth examination of the practical application of this information. Not only will this book educate readers on current concepts and techniques, it also will serve as a valuable reference for developing strategies, policies, and procedures for practicing clinicians."

    Jason S. McVeigh, MS,PT, SCS, ATC, LAT, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Doody's Review Service, Rating: 5 Stars

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