5167.0 Recreational Injury

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
Topics addressed in this session on recreational injury include high school athletic injuries, the importance of athletic trainers for injury documentation, care and prevention, sports-related injuries among youth athletes with disabilities, and the burden of injuries associated with golf cart use.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the most common severed injuries among high school athletes and discuss the patient care and research importance for athletic trainers to comprehensively document all injuries in school settings. 2. Discuss changes and trends in diving-related injury among children in the US. 3. Identify the risks for sports-related injuries among young athletes with disabilities. 4. Articulate the need for increased efforts to prevent golf cart-related injuries.

12:30 PM
Comprehensive record keeping system enables detailed injury patterns in high school sport: A 10 year study
Andrew E. Lincoln, ScD, MS, Jon L. Almquist, ATC, Shane Caswell, PhD, VATL, ATC and Reginald Dunn
12:45 PM
Diving-related injuries in children treated in US emergency departments
Coral Day, BS, Uwe Stolz, PhD, Tracy Mehan, MA, Gary Smith, MD, DrPH and Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA
1:15 PM
Young athletes with disabilities: What are their risks for injury?
Marizen Ramirez, PhD, Jingzhen Yang, PhD, MPH, Linda B. Bourque, PhD, John P. Javien, MPH, Saman Kashani, MSc, Mary Ann Limbos, MD, MPH and Corinne Peek-Asa, PhD, MPH
1:30 PM
Golf cart-related injuries in the United States
Daniel Watson, BS, Tracy Mehan, MA, Gary Smith, MD, DrPH and Lara B. McKenzie, PhD, MA

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Organized by: Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
Endorsed by: Chiropractic Health Care, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing