Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing Consent
If an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury during competition, a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). ImPACT is used to help determine the severity of head injury and when the injury has fully healed.
ImPACT Consent Form
In order for an athlete to perform at an optimal level, close attention must be paid to the body's water and electrolyte levels.
Read more about fluid replacement and dehydration.
The Use of Energy Drinks
Energy drinks have become increasingly popular among adolescents and young adults who see the consumption of these beverages as a quick and easy way to maximize athletic and academic performance. However, energy drinks should not be consumed by athletes.
Read more about the use of energy drinks
Lightning is one of the most consistent causes of weather-related deaths and injury in the United States.
Read more about lightning safety.
Sickle Cell Trait
If an athlete exhibits any signs or has symptoms of a sickling collapse, he or she must be removed from activity. Continuing to exercise will lead to worsening symptoms, additional serious internal organ damage, or even death.
Read more about the Sickle cell trait