STUDENT-ATHLETE HEALTH AND SAFETY - MEMBER SCHOOL SELF AUDIT & NMAA MEMBER SCHOOL AED/EAP VERIFICATION

  • MEMBER SCHOOL SELF-AUDIT – NOTES

    NMAA STUDENT-ATHLETE HEALTH AND SAFETY – MEMBER SCHOOL SELF-AUDIT – NOTES
    1. Purpose - The purpose of this instrument is to provide the NMAA member school athletic director with a tool to assess their program’s status in meeting current legal standards in the area of student- athlete health and safety. Careful attention to this assessment will help ensure the health and safety of the student-athletes and other participants, as well as minimizing legal risk for staff and the school/district.
    2. Procedure - The NMAA member school athletic director is required to complete and submit this form no later than October 15th of each school year. Checked boxes are interpreted as an acknowledgement that the standards and resources have been reviewed as they apply to the local school/district, not as a guarantee of compliance to every standard/level.
    3. Fourteen Legal Duties of Athletic Personnel (Coaches and Administrators) - The following categories of legal duties are generally accepted national standards derived from case law. All coaches and administrators should be aware of these standards and ensure that their programs consistently meet the standards. (NIAAA Leadership Training Institute. (n.d.). Course 504: Legal Issues in Athletics Administration I.)
    1. Planning 8. Evaluating Conditioning
    2. Supervision 9. Evaluating Injury
    3. Selecting Coaches 10. Matching and Equating Athletes
    4. Technigue Instruction 11. Medical Assistance
    5. Warnings 12. Emergency Response
    6. Safe Playing Environment 13. Safe Transportation
    7. Protective Equipment 14. Accurate Disclosure
    4. Anyone Can Save a Life (ACSL) - ACSL is an emergency action plan program sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League, the Medtronics Foundation, and the NFHS Foundation. The program includes information and forms for after-school practices and events as well as information on Sudden Cardiac Arrest (one of the most important emergencies). The resources can be downloaded from www.anyonecansavealife.org.
    5. Think Safe, Inc.) - NMAA approved AED source for purchase, oversight and maintenance of AED devices
    http://www.nmact.org/file/NMAA_THINKSAFE_AED.pdf
    6. CPR/AED Training (AHA/ARC/PHS/ACSL/Other) - There are several training/certification programs available to train coaching and event personnel in the areas of compression only CPR and use of an AED.
    PHS – Project Heart Start – http://projectheartstartnm.org (CoCPR/AED training), recommended by NMAA as an effective, low cost training program
    AHA - American Heart Association – www.heart.org (CPR/AED certification)
    ARC - American Red Cross – www.redcross.org (CPR/AED certification)
    ACSL – Anyone Can Save a Life – minimal training models, see note 4, above
    Other – There are other nationally recognized organizations that provide safety training including the National Safety Council, www.nsc.org
  • GENERAL

    *Note – checked boxes indicate a review of standards, NOT an assurance of compliance, see "Procedure" above.

  • ALL SPORTS

    *Note – checked boxes indicate a review of standards, NOT an assurance of compliance, see "Procedure" above.

  • SPORT SPECIFIC

    *Note – checked boxes indicate a review of standards, NOT an assurance of compliance, see "Procedure" above.




  • NMAA AED/EAP VERIFICATION FOR STATE-LEVEL CONTESTS

    NMAA Bylaw 7.7.8 requires venues hosting state-level contests, member-school venues included, to have a venue-specific emergency action plan and be equipped with an accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED) during state-level contests. Failure to meet either of these requirements forfeits the venue’s ability to host state-level contests.

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