The sport we play involves high speed collisions and serious injuries do occur. The association has put together some basic guidelines on dealing with emergency injury situations. The emergency injury guide file contains some basic information to help you determine if 911 should be activated after an on ice injury has occurred. Review this information and give me a call or stop me around the rink if you have questions.
Additionally although it is not mandatory, the association strongly encourages all coaches, managers and parents obtain basic first aid and CPR +AED training. We do have an AED on site. It is located behind the glass doors in the women's changing area which is directly through the double doors that lead to the red rink.
Hang around any rink long enough and you will see one of these happen. Back in the day we wouldn't think twice about going back in the game after having our bell rung. If we only knew then what we know now. The center for disease control defines a concussion as "an injury that changes how the cells in the brain normally work. A concussion is caused by a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull". Recognition of when a concussion occurs and what to do thereafter, are critical skills for all coaches, managers, players and parents to be aware of. Click on the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports link below. This is the best resource I have found for concussion information. There are great tools you can download for free that you can share with your players and parents at your next team meeting. See me around the rink for more information.
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