Health and Safety

NCHSAA Personnel
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  • School Personnel
    There are two kinds of school-based health and safety personnel; Licensed Athletic Trainer and First Responder.

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    Licensed Athletic Trainer
    • Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
    • Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. In North Carolina, an athletic trainer is a person who, under a written protocol with a physician licensed under Article 1 of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes and filed with the North Carolina Medical Board, carries out the practice of care, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries incurred by athletes, and who, in carrying out these functions, may use physical modalities, including heat, light, sound, cold, electricity, or mechanical devices related to rehabilitation and treatment.
    • Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) – In North Carolina a Licensed Athletic Trainer is an individual who is licensed under Article 34 of Chapter 90 of the General Statutes entitling them to perform the functions and duties of an athletic trainer.
    First Responders

    First Responder (FR) - A first responder must meet the following requirements set forth by the North Carolina State Board of Education Policy ATHL-000.
    Injury Management Course for LEA use, contact James Bazluki at James.Bazluki@carolinashealthcare.org.

    • Have completed and continue to maintain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation as certified by an organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
    • Have completed and continue to maintain certification in first aid as certified by an organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
    • Have completed and continue to maintain training in concussion management as offered by an organization such as the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
    • Course available at NFHSLearn.com: Concussion in Sports.
    • Have completed and continue to maintain continuing education in injury prevention and management as offered by an organization such as the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).
      Courses available at NFHSLearn.com
      • Heat Illness Prevention
      • Sports Nutrition
      • Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
    • Complete 10 hours of staff development each school year specific to first aid, injury recognition and prevention. The 10 hours may include hours necessary for recertification/ renewals.

    Click below for forms and helpful links.
  • For Parents & Students
    • 2017-18 NCHSAA Sports Pre-Participation Form:
      Sports physical form to be completed by a physician.
  • For Schools
    Forms Guidelines & Policies
  • Health & Safety Library
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