Sports Camps

Sports Medicine

CAMPER USE OF MEDICATION

If your camper is not taking any medications then the following forms do not apply.

OTC/NON-PRESCRIPTION
The Certified Athletic Trainer accommodates parent requests for medication (including prescription, nonprescription, and over-the-counter) to be administered during the summer camp. According to DoDEA Health Service Guide, DS Manual 2942.0, camp personnel may administer medications when certain criteria are met. In order for summer camp personnel to administer medications during camp, the Over the Counter (OTC) and Non-Prescription Medication form MUST be completed and signed by the parent. The medication MUST be in the original container, properly labeled by the pharmacy. If the camper is taking any type of OTC these forms must be completed for camp. If the medication will be administered by staff please complete page 1 and 2 and have it signed by a parent. If medication will be self-administered, please fill out ALL 5 forms attached, ALL must be signed by a parent.

OVER THE COUNTER / NON-PRESCRIPTION FORM

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION
The Certified Athletic Trainer accommodates parent requests for medication (including prescription, nonprescription, and over-the-counter) to be administered during the summer camp. According to DoDEA Health Service Guide, DS Manual 2942.0, camp personnel may administer medications when certain criteria are met. In order for summer camp personnel to administer medications during camp, the Prescription Medication form MUST be completed and signed by the parent. A physician's signature is required when a prescription medication will be administered (complete pages 1-2). A physician's signature is also required if a medication is going to be self-administered (complete ALL 5 forms). The medication MUST be in the original container, properly labeled by the pharmacy or physician. The label should indicate the name of the camper and the physician, the medication, dosage, and frequency. The date of the prescription must be a current date. All medications will remain at the camp for the duration of the prescription or the end of camp. Camp medical staff is not authorized to give medication via injection (i.e. Insulin, growth hormone etc.)

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION FORM

CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT

Concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces. Concussion typically results in a short-lived impairment in mental status that resolves spontaneously, but in a small number of cases, symptoms may be prolonged. These changes may or may not involve a loss of consciousness and reflect a functional disturbance rather than a structural injury.

 

Any athlete diagnosed with a concussion will be removed from the contest or practice and will not return to activity for the remainder of that day regardless of the duration of symptoms. Initial evaluation of a concussed athlete includes standard emergency management principles and particular attention to excluding a cervical spine injury. Once all first aid issues are addressed, an assessment of the concussive injury should be made using history and physical examination. The SCAT3 and SAC may be used to provide further objective data to confirm the diagnosis.

 

Parents will be contacted as soon as possible after the athlete is evaluated and the medical staff has determined a care plan.  Athletes exhibiting a prolonged disturbance of conscious state, focal neurologic deficit, or worsening symptoms may be transferred to the nearest appropriate medical facility for follow up care.  Any athlete continuing to exhibit the signs or symptoms of concussion will be afforded physical and cognitive rest to the maximum extent possible. It will be emphasized to the athlete that both physical and cognitive rest is required. The athlete will undergo periodic examination by medical personnel.  

 

Resolution of Symptoms and Return to Play

A concussed athlete must be symptom free and have a normal physical and neurologic exam prior beginning the graduated exertional protocol.  The athlete will undergo this protocol and must remain symptom free with all exercise before consideration is given to returning the athlete to competition. Each step of the exertional protocol is intended to be separated by a 24 hour period, and it will take at least 6 days to complete the protocol. Athlete must be completely symptom free during and after activity to progress to the next day.

 

Day 1:  No activity, complete physical and cognitive rest. 

Day 2:  Light Aerobic Exercise, Walking or biking 50-70% of maximum heart rate.

Day 3:  Sport Specific Exercise, light drills and running, no head impact activity.

Day 4:  Non-contact Drills, complex drills and training, increase exercise and cognitive load.

Day 5:  Full Practice, Following medical clearance participates in most practice activities.

Day 6:  Return to play, normal game play.

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