Central Connecticut State University

When an Injury Occurs



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Athletes and Coaches should never move or touch an injured athlete or teammate.  Unless the athletic trainer asks for help, please move away from the injured athlete. 



1.      Players and coaches should go to and remain in the bench area once medical assistance arrives.  Adequate lines of vision between the medical staffs and all available emergency personnel should be established and maintained.

2.      Players, parents, administrators and all non-authorized personnel should be kept a significant distance away from the seriously injured player or players.

3.      Players or non-medical personnel should not touch, move, or roll an injured player.

4.      Players should not try to assist a teammate who is lying on the field (i.e. removing the helmet or chin strap, or attempting to assist breathing by elevating the waist).

5.      Players should not pull an injured teammate or opponent from a pile-up.

6.      Once the medical staff begins to work on an injured player, they should be allowed to perform services without interruption or interference.

7.      Players, coaches, and administrators should avoid dictating medical services to the athletic trainers or team physicians or taking up their time to perform such services



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