Position Statement: Preventing Sudden Death in High School Conditioning Sessions
Position Statement: Preventing Sudden Death in Sports
$15 for NATA members/ $25 for non-members
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
11:00am – 12:15pm CST
Rebecca L. Stearns, PhD, ATC
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 20 peer-reviewed publications and provided over 50 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
This presentation will overview the 2013 Inter-association task force for preventing sudden death in secondary school athletic programs: best-practices recommendations. This document provides the best practice recommendations to address the leading causes of sudden death in this population. Additionally, suggestions for emergency planning and infrastructure are discussed.
At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:
- Explain the top causes of sudden death in secondary school athletics
- Describe current standards for prevention and treatment of these conditions
- Discuss potential strategies for emergency planning and required equipment to address these conditions
Athletic Training Domain:
- Immediate and Emergency Care