School Sports Safety Guidelines

School Sports Safety Guidelines


>>FOOTBALL SEASON IS ALMOST
HERE. SO HOW DO YOU KEEP
STUDENT-ATHLETES SAFE DURING
THOSE HOT SUMMER PRACTICES AND
GAMES? CHRIS INA, THE MANAGER OF
ATHLETIC TRAINING SERVICES AT
WAKE FOREST BAPTIST HEALTH JOINS
US. GOOD TO SEE YOU. MARGARET: LET’S TALK ABOUT
COMMON HEAT-RELATED ISSUES THAT
YOU SEE OUT ON THE FIELD THIS
TIME OF THE YEAR. CHRIS: IT IS HARD TO GET SHADE
WHEN YOU ARE ON THOSE PRACTICE
FIELDS. WITH FOOTBALL YOU HAVE PADS AND
HELMETS. IT IS EASY TO GET OVERHEATED. THE IMPORTANCE IS RECOGNIZING
THAT FIRST SOME OF THOSE SIGNS
AND SYMPTOMS, SIMPLE
DEHYDRATION, HEADACHES, NAUSEA
AND VOMITING AND PROFUSE
SWEATING. THOSE ARE ALL THINGS YOU SHOULD
LOOK OUT WHEN YOU START TO GET
INTO THOSE HE RELATED ILLNESSES. MARGARET: IS THERE ANYTHING
STUDENT-ATHLETES CAN DO PRIOR TO
PRACTICE TO PREVENT SOMETHING
LIKE THIS FROM HAPPENING? A LOT OF FOOTBALL PRACTICE
HAPPENS IN THE MORNING TO AVOID
THE HEAT. SIMPLE HYDRATING BEFORE
PRACTICE. IF YOU ARE WELL HYDRATED GOING
INTO PRACTICE IT CAN CURB A LOT
OF HEAT ILLNESS SYMPTOMS
YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE
DRINKING DURING PRACTICE. SOMETIME THERE IS A STIGMA ABOUT
DRINKING WATER DURING PREP THIS. WHEN YOU ARE DONE TO PRACTICE
CONTINUE TO HYDRATE THROUGHOUT
THE DAY AND GET A GOOD NIGHTS
SLEEP.>>THAT COACHES AND PLAYERS
— TALK ABOUT THE FIRST WARNING
SIGNS OF HEAT DISTRESS SHOULD BE
AWARE OF AND HOW SHOULD THEY
REACT?>>WE TALKED ABOUT THOSE
EARLIER. NAUSEA, VOMITING, HEADACHE,
PROFUSE SWEATING BEING THIRSTY,
THAT IS WHAT WE CALL A HEAT
EXHAUSTION. THAT IS WHAT STARTS YOUR HEAT
EPISODE. THAT IS WHEN YOU GET INTO THE
HEAT STROKE. THAT IS WHEN YOUR CORN
TEMPERATURE GETS HIGH AND IT
CAUSES DEATH. — CORE TEMPERATURE GETS HIGH. THE MAIN THING WITH HEATSTROKE
IS THE MENTAL CONFUSION. YOU GET SUPER CONFUSED AND DON’T
KNOW WHERE YOU ARE AT OR WHAT
YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING. YOUR BODY JUST STARTS TO SHUT
DOWN

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