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2014-15 NCAA Sports Medicine Handbook

Table of Contents
 

FOREWORD... 4
 

1.   ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES ... 5

A.   Sports Medicine Administration ... 6
B.   Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams ... 8
C.   Medical Evaluations, Immunizations and Records ...12
D.   Emergency Care and Coverage ... 15
E.   Lightning Safety ... 17
F.   Catastrophic Incident in Athletics ...9
G.   Dispensing Prescription Medication ...21
H.   Nontherapeutic Drugs ....   23
I.    Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Education Guidelines ... 24
J.   Preseason Preparation ... 25
K.   Strength and Conditioning Principles: Foundations for Athlete Development ... 28

2.   MEDICAL ISSUES ... 33

A.   Medical Disqualification ... 34
B.   Cold Stress and Cold Exposure ... 35
C.   Prevention of Heat Illness ... 39
D.   Weight Loss-Dehydration ... 43
E.   Assessment of Body Composition ... 44
F.   Nutrition and Athletic Performance ...48
G.  Dietary Supplements .. 51
H.   ‘Burners’ (Brachial Plexus Injuries) ...54
I.    Sport-Related Concussion ... 56
J.   Skin Infections ... 65
K.   Menstrual-Cycle Dysfunction ... 72
L.   Blood-Borne Pathogens ... 74
M.  The Use of Local Anesthetics ... 79
N.   Injectable Corticosteroids in Sports Injuries ...80
O.  Mental Health: Interventions ... 82
P.   Participation by the Student-Athlete With Impairment ... 88
Q.  Pregnancy ... 89
R.   The Student-Athlete With Sickle Cell Trait ... 91
S.   Sun Protection ... 94
T.   Exertional Rhabdomyolysis ... 97

3. EQUIPMENT... 103

A.   Protective Equipment ... 104
B.   Eye Safety in Sports ...109
C.   Mouthguards ... 111
D.   Use of the Head as a Weapon in Football and Other Contact Sports ... 113
E.   Helmet Fitting and Removal ... 114
F.   Use of Trampoline and Minitramp ... 117

APPENDIXES ... 119

A.   2014-15 NCAA Banned Drugs ... 120
B.   NCAA Legislation Involving Health and Safety Issues ... 121
C.   Inter-Association Consensus: Independent Medical Care Guideline ... 128
D.   Inter-Association Consensus: Year-Round Football Practice Contact Guidelines ... 130
E.   NCAA Injury Surveillance Program Summary ...133
F.   Acknowledgments ... 137
 

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