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Excerpts — Sport First Aid-5th Edition

Defining a coach's role on the Athletics Health Care Team

As a coach you are likely to be involved in each portion of the athletic health care relay—prevention, recognition and first aid care, assessment and treatment, and rehabilitation.

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What to do if an athlete has a head injury

If an athlete has suffered a blow to the head or a whipping of the head and neck, immediately evaluate for symptoms and signs of injury.

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Learn how to assess and prevent heat-related illnesses

The key to prevention is balancing all the factors that influence body temperature so that the body temperature stays within a safe range.

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