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Immediate care of school sport injury

Abernethy, L, MacAuley, D, McNally, Oonagh and McCann, Siobhan (2003) Immediate care of school sport injury. INJURY PREVENTION, 9 (3). pp. 270-273. [Journal article]

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School sport is a major cause of injury in the post-primary age group. The importance of primary prevention in sport has been identified; however secondary prevention of school related sport injury has not been described in Ireland. A random sample of 450 schools in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland was studied using a postal questionnaire. Current management of sport injury, with particular interest in the expertise and training of teachers and coaches, was explored. Replies were received from 333 (74%) schools. There was no physical education teacher with up to date first aid training in 37% schools. Immediate care in terms of mechanisms and equipment to deal with injury was available in 35%-81% of schools responding. Correct response ranged from 65%-90% to four scenarios: commonly presenting yet potentially serious management problems. This study demonstrated deficiencies in sport injury care. In addition to concern about current training, a need for basic life support training is highlighted. These findings have implications for the prevention of school sports injuries.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Psychotraumatology, Mental Health & Suicidal Behaviour
ID Code:1984
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:14 Dec 2009 14:52
Last Modified:02 Dec 2016 16:04

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