Make the right call every time an injury occurs! From minor ankle sprains to serious head injuries, Sideline Help has the information you need to respond correctly to all 18 common sports injuries.
This highly visual, easy-to-use manual provides practical advice for making important decisions when an athlete is hurt and a medical professional isn`t available. By using the guidelines in this book, coaches, parents, physical education teachers, and others will be better able to take appropriate action in those critical first 10 minutes after an injury.
Each section is color-coded for quick reference. For each injury, an easy-to-follow flowchart guides you step-by-step through an on-field and sideline evaluation process. The flowcharts help you determine
• the type of injury sustained,
• the athlete`s physical and mental status,
• the severity of the injury,
• whether to call for emergency help,
• whether the athlete needs to see a doctor,
• what first aid procedures should be started, and
• whether it is safe for the athlete to return to play.
No more guesswork! The simple instructions tell you what signs and symptoms to look for and what action to take, based on the symptoms you observe.
In addition to giving specific tips for handling 18 injuries, Sideline Help contains eight important checks to perform in your evaluation, emergency care guidelines, and information about bleeding injuries, splinting, assisting an injured athlete off the field, common minor injuries, and what to include in your first aid kit.
Sideline Help itself is an essential item for any sports first aid kit. Read it and keep it on hand, so you`ll be prepared when injuries occur.
Basic Knowledge and Essential Skills
• Eight Important Checks
• Emergency Care Guidelines
• Bleeding Injuries
• Assisting an Injured Athlete off the Field
• PRICE Guidelines
• Common Minor Injuries
Part 1: Critical Injuries
• Head Injury
• Neck Injury
• Back Injury
• Heat Stroke
Part 2: Internal Organ Injuries
• Chest Injury
• Abdominal Injury
Part 3: Facial Injuries
• Eye Injury
• Nose Injury
• Jaw Injury
Part 4: Extremity Injuries
• Shoulder Injury
• Elbow Injury
• Forearm Injury
• Hand Injury
• Hip Injury
• Knee Injury
• Lower Leg Injury
• Ankle Injury
• Foot Injury
Appendix: Injury Prevention and Care Resources
Marshall K. Steele III, MD, has been caring for high school, college, and young athletes since 1977. In 1983 he started the first comprehensive program in Maryland for athletic trainers working with high school and youth sports. Under the program, each high school in Anne Arundel County was assigned an athletic trainer who visited the school at least twice weekly. Dr. Steele also recruited volunteer team physicians throughout the county for high school football games.
Dr. Steele has presented many lectures to coaches and primary care physicians and received several awards, including the Robert Pascal Service Award for special service to high school athletes and the Anne Arundel County Coaches Award. A member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), he has been a member of the ACSM's Committee on Youth Clinics, a state commissioner on the Maryland Physical Fitness Commission, and a national advisory board member for Caremark, Inc. He also was a sports medicine physician at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Dr. Steele holds a medical degree from the University of Maryland and is president of the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Annapolis, MD.
"This is a very unique book - unlike any other text directed at the public. It is a book that should be a requirement for any coach involved in athletic participation where an athletic trainer or emergency personnel are not available." Jay S. Cox, MD Former team physician: Baltimore Bullets- NBA US Naval Academy Penn State U