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AIU Supporting Student Athletes Site
Allegheny Intermediate Unit “Supporting Student Athletes” Website
AIU “Supporting Student-Athletes” Website: The Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) Supporting Student Athletes website focuses on three areas of health and safety for student athletes including: · Concussion Management and Education · Sudden Cardiac Arrest · Heat-Related Illness/Heat Acclimatization The Supporting Student Athletes website is comprehensive and dedicated to increasing awareness and providing education about concussion management for student-athletes as well as sudden cardiac arrest and heat-related illness. We enhance the coordination and integration within educational settings and health care systems, and provide professional development and technical assistance to school district personnel, health care professionals, parents and student-athletes on sports-related health and safety issues. The AIU currently collaborates and partners with UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, ImPACT, BrainSTEPS, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, and other local and state agencies. The Pennsylvania Act 101“Safety in Youth Sports Act” and Act 59 “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Act” requires school districts to inform and educate Coaches, Parents/Guardians and Athletes about concussions and sudden cardiac arrest through training and/or information fact sheets. Posting the AIU Supporting Student Athletes link on your school district home page, will help meet this educational training standard and provide everyone with easy access to this information.

Concussion Training/Sudden Cardiac Arrest
PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) requires that all parents, coaches and trainers complete a concussion awareness and a sudden cardiac arrest training form. Coaches are required to do an on line tutorial session and parents are required to read and sign off on an information sheet included in the physical form. The link above is for the coaches training session. The informational form is in the Physical link below. The tutorial session is free of cost.

Physical information
Note Those interested in participating in a sport must have a physical examination. There is only one physical needed in the state of Pennsylvania. If someone is interested in playing in the fall, winter, or spring, the examination can be obtained anytime after June 1, 2017. Parents do not need to wait until just before the season to get the physical. General Information Start Dates For 2012-2013 sports {C} {C}Fall: Monday, August 13, 2012 Winter: Friday, November 16, 2012 Spring: Monday, March 4, 2013 Sport Physical Offerings: Med Express Urgent Care 1048 Lincoln Way East Suite 101 Chambersburg, PA 17201 717 267-2273 Walk-in $20.00 7 days a week open 9am-9pm The comprehensive physical examination will be good for one year, until May 31, 2013. If you participate in a second or third sport, Section V, the recertification form, will need to be completed. Please note that this is new form, and includes mandated changes due to the Youth in Safety Sports Act in PA, also known as the Concussion Bill. The comprehensive physical examination will be good for one year, until May 31, 2012. {C} {C}Se The Re-certification form which must be completed by the parent if your child played a fall sport. The form must be signed by athlete and parent and turned in prior to the start of the first practice. The re-certification form is part 7 of the PIAA physical form. Section 7. Re-Evaluation Form If there was lost injury time that is noted and explained, then Section 6 below will have to be completed. Section 8. PIAA Re-Evaluation and Re-Certificition by Authorized Medical Examiner. The form can be accessed by going to forms section of main page. This form is to be completed if there was lost injury time that is noted and explained. It is the responsibility of the student and parent to be aware of the start of the fall, winter, and spring sport seasons. Announcements are made for physicals and for practice dates prior to the season. Information is available on the web site. There is a general awareness that fall sports may begin prior to the start of school. There are tryouts in certain sports that begin on the first day of practice. Those wishing to tryout or participate need to be present from the outset. Physicals are a PIAA requirement for participation in interscholastic athletics. The school physical is one option to the student athlete. Families may opt to go to a physician for the examination. Physicals are the responsibility of the family and not that of the school. The physicals will be given at a designated site off campus only on the announced dates. Since only one physical a year is required, a parental update is required for each sports season (fall, winter, and spring) that a student participates in. My son or daughter wants to play a sport in the fall for the first time. What do we have to do? Will someone be contacting us? How do we get information on things such as physicals and participation? No one will necessarily be contacting you as we do not always know who will be participating. This is especially true of those students entering Waynesboro for the first time. We do want to provide you with the necessary information. The sports website is a great tool. You can also contact us over the summer in the Athletic Office at 717-762-1191x1221. Obtain a physical over the summer for the fall, winter or spring sports season. The physical has to be dated after June 1st. It is good for one year. This may or may not fit into your schedule. It is the responsibility of the parent and not the school. No one can participate without a physical. What is a recertification form and do I have to go back to the doctor to get it signed? The recertification is needed for a winter or spring sport. The form needs to be completed by the parent and if there was no lost injury time the doctor does not need to sign it. Obtain the proper forms. This can be done by either using the links provided or stop by the main office of the high school. Remember there are tryouts in certain sports. Students have to be there from the outset. Most sports start prior to the start of school. There is a general awareness that when Fall, Winter, or Spring near, the sports season is near. We want to be as helpful as possible toward that end.

Coaches Training
The PIAA Board of Control Accepted the revision to the Comprehensive Initial Preparticipation Physical. Evaluation (CIPPE), which includes Section 4, Understanding of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symptoms and Warning Signs and the subsequent renumbering of the following Sections. The PIAA also accepted two forms from the Department of Health entitled “Athlete/Parent/Guardian Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symptoms and Warning.” There is also a Signs Information Sheet and Acknowledgement of Receipt and Review Form,” and “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Education and Information” for coaches, trainers, and medical personnel. The changes will be phased in moving forward. Those who have completed and turned in the physical form, or are in the process of obtaining a physical, do not have to have another physical examination. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Education and Information What is sudden cardiac arrest? Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is when the heart stops beating, suddenly and unexpectedly. When this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA is NOT a heart attack. A heart attack may cause SCA, but they are not the same. A heart attack is caused by a blockage that stops the flow of blood to the heart. SCA is a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system, causing the heart to suddenly stop beating. If not treated within minutes, SCA results in death. The normal rhythm of the heart can only be restored with defibrillation, an electrical shock that is safely delivered to the chest by an automated external defibrillator (AED). How common is sudden cardiac arrest? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that every year there are about 300,000 cardiac arrests outside hospitals. About 2,000 patients under 25 die of SCA each year. Are there warning signs? Although SCA happens unexpectedly, some people may have signs or symptoms, such as:
· dizziness; · lightheadedness; · shortness of breath; · difficulty breathing; · racing or fluttering heartbeat (palpitations); · syncope (fainting); · fatigue (extreme tiredness); · weakness; · nausea; · vomiting; and · chest pains.
These symptoms can be unclear and confusing in athletes. Often, people confuse these warning signs with physical exhaustion. SCA can be prevented if the underlying causes can be diagnosed and treated. What are the risks of practicing or playing after experiencing these symptoms? There are risks associated with continuing to practice or play after experiencing these symptoms. When the heart stops, so does the blood that flows to the brain and other vital organs. Death or permanent brain damage can occur in just a few minutes. Most people who have SCA die from it. Symptoms are the body’s way of indicating that something might be wrong. Athletes who experience one or more symptoms should get checked out. What is the best way to treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

  • Early Recognition of SCA
  • Early 9-1-1 access
  • Early CPR
  • Early Defibrillation
  • Early Advance Care
Act 59 – the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act (the Act) The Act is intended to keep student athletes safe while practicing or playing. The Act requires: · Any student athlete who has signs or symptoms of SCA must be removed from play. The symptoms can happen before, during or after activity. Play includes all athletic activity. · Before returning to play, the athlete must be evaluated. Clearance to return to play must be in writing. The evaluation must be performed by a licensed physician, certified registered nurse practitioner or cardiologist (heart doctor). The licensed physician or certified registered nurse practitioner may consult any other licensed or certified medical professionals. I acknowledge that I have reviewed and understand the symptoms and warning signs of SCA. _________________________________ ______________________ SIGNATURE DATE

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