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1 On Field Management of the Injured Athlete UNC Club Sports

2 Eye Injuries **Transport to ER or Doctor ASAP**

3 Broken Nose **Don’t Blow Your Nose and Transport to ER**

4 Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related disorder. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not given. Symptoms Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating Hallucinations Chills Throbbing headache High body temperature Confusion/dizziness Slurred speech First Aid Call 911 Move the athlete to a cool shaded area Soaking clothes with water Spraying, sponging, or showering them with water Fanning their body Heat Stroke

5 Heat Exhaustion

6 Anaphylaxis **Use Epipen, Benadryl, Transport to ER**

7 Asthma **Please Bring Inhalers to Practices and Games **Use Before Playing and During If Needed


9 Diabetes *Give Sugar By Mouth or Call 911*

10 Spine Trauma **Do Not Move Athlete If You Suspect A Spinal Injury and Call 911**

11 Concussions

12 Concussions

13 Concussion Symptoms  Appears dazed or stunned  Is confused about events  Repeats questions  Answers questions slowly  Can’t recall events prior to or after the hit  Loses consciousness  Shows behavior or personality changes

14 Concussions


16 NO SAME DAY return to play if any symptoms About one to two weeks before return to play Must have medical clearance for return to play

17 Concussions / Second Impact Syndrome

18 Second Impact Video

19 Contact Information Cayenne Schmidt, ATC, MS, CSCS 970-217-6343

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