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Date:3/21/2010

s' qualifications. They should have a background and knowledge in the sport they are coaching and should be credentialed if that's a requirement in the state, conference or league. They should also be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED) use and first aid. It is also important that they strictly enforce the rules of the sport and have a plan for dealing with emergencies.
  • Ask if the school/league has an emergency action plan that's been reviewed by the athletic trainer or local emergency medical service.
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    The Nemours Foundations offers tips for preventing children's sports injuries.



    -- Robert Preidt



    SOURCE: National Athletic Trainers' Association, news release, March 2010


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