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Emergency Management for Sport and Physical Activity

Author(s): Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, Chief Executive Officer, Korey Stringer Institute, Storrs, Connecticut, Director, Athletic Training Education; Research Fellow, Human Performance Laboratory, College of Agriculture, Health, & Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
Rebecca L. Stearns, PhD, ATC, Chief Operating Officer, Korey Stringer Institute, Storrs, Connecticut, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Agriculture, Health, & Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284022162
  • Paperback    276 pages      © 2015
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Includes Foreword by National Football League Commissioner, Roger Goodell

Written by experts in the field, Emergency Management for Sport and Physical Activity is designed to educate non-Athletic Training practitioners such as; coaches, athletic directors, league administrators, parents, military personnel, supervisors, strength and conditioning coaches, and athletes to  prevent and manage emergency situations during sport and physical activity. Often these non-medical professionals are the first on the scene and must, at times, serve the vital role of first responder and immediately act in the event of an emergency medical condition. Due to the rigorous training and conditioning programs that are being undertaken by athletes, effective emergency management is a growing concern.

Features & Benefits

  • Covers 10 of the most common causes of death in physical activity along with life-saving management techniques.
  • Includes case studies, feature boxes, and emergency action plans to reinforce essential information and concepts
  • Coverage of epidemiology, emergency action plans, and legal issues show how the infrastructure of preventing sudden death during sport and activity are influenced

 

For Instructors:

  • Test Bank
  • PowerPoint Lecture Slides, organized by chapter
  • Problem-based learning scenarios, with grading matrix emphasize critical thinking and ask students to apply the information gained in the chapters to fictional scenarios.

Applicable Courses

This text is appropriate for non Athletic Training majors courses focused on emergency management for sport and physical activity.

Chapter  1  Developing Sport Safety Policies for Interscholastic Sports By Mike Ferrara Ph.D, ATC; Douglas J. Casa Ph.D, ATC, FACSM, FNATA William M. Adams MS, ATC
Chapter  2  Fatal and Catastrophic Injuries in Athletics: Epidemiologic Data and Challenging Circumstances By Zachary Y. Kerr, MPH, MA; Karen Roos, MSPT, ATC; Frederick O. Mueller, PhD, FACSM; Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
Chapter  3  Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes By Brett G. Toresdahl, MD; Jonathan A. Drezner, MD
Chapter  4  Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Older Athletes By Shishir Mathur, MD; Paul D. Thompson, MD, FACC, FACSM
Chapter  5  Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: Commotio Cordis By Mark S. Link, MD, FACC; John A. Kalin, MD; Christopher Madias, MD
Chapter  6  Exertional Heat Stroke By Rebecca L. Stearns, PhD, ATC; Francis G. O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACSM; Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA; Glen P. Kenny, Phd
Chapter  7  Brain Injuries By Jason P. Mihalik, PhD, CATI, ATC
Chapter  8  Cervical Spine Injury By Erik E. Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Chapter  9  Exertional Sickling By Scott Anderson, ATC; E. Randy Eichner, MD, FACSM
Chapter  10  Traumatic Injuries By Margot Putukian, MD, FACSM; Charlie Thompson, MS, ATC
Chapter  11  Lightning By Kathleen M. Walsh, EdD, ATC
Chapter  12  Asthma By Michael G. Miller, PhD, EdD, ATC, CSCS, FNATA; Robert J. Baker, MD, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FAAFP
Chapter  13  Exertional Hyponatremia By Lawrence E. Armstrong, PhD, FACSM; Brendon P. McDermott, PhD, ATC
Chapter  14  Anaphylaxis, Diabetes (Autoimmune Conditions), Hypothermia and Altitude (Environmentally Triggered Conditions)By Susan W. Yeargin, PhD, ATC
Chapter  15  Emergency Action Plans By Ronald W. Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS
Chapter  16  Sport Law and Sudden Death By Gil Fried, J.D.; Lesley W. Vandermark, MS, ATC; Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA

Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA-Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, Chief Executive Officer, Korey Stringer Institute, Storrs, Connecticut, Director, Athletic Training Education; Research Fellow, Human Performance Laboratory, College of Agriculture, Health, & Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 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 16 years, Dr. Casa has worked toward his goal of preventing sudden death in sport at the Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut. During this time he has published more than 175 peer-reviewed publications and presented more than 400 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 215 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 Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, and on the editorial board of Current Sports Medicine ReportsJournal 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.

 

Rebecca L. Stearns, PhD, ATC-Chief Operating Officer, Korey Stringer Institute, Storrs, Connecticut, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, College of Agriculture, Health, & Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

Rebecca L. Stearns earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Duquesne University in 2006, her master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Connecticut in 2008, and her doctorate in exercise science from the University of Connecticut in 2012. Dr. Stearns currently works at the Korey Stringer Institute within the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. During her time at Connecticut, Dr. Stearns has published more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and provided over 60 local or national presentations on subjects related to exertional heat stroke, heat-related illnesses, enhancing athletic performance in the heat, preventing sudden death in sport, and hydration.

In April 2010, Dr. Stearns was one of the founding members of the Korey Stringer Institute and continues to work towards the KSI mission, serving the public to work toward preventing sudden death in sport by means of education, advocacy, public policy, research, media outreach, and publications.

Dr. Stearns has been a co-author on numerous sports medicine inter-association task forces and position statement pertaining to sudden death in exercise including: The National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Preventing Sudden Death in Sports, the Inter-Association Task Force For Preventing Sudden Death In Collegiate Conditioning Sessions: best practices recommendations, and The Inter-Association Task Force For Preventing Sudden Death In Secondary School Athletics Programs: best practices recommendations

Dr. Stearns is joyfully married to her husband, Jacob E. Earp, PhD.

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ISBN-13: 9781284022162

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