PARENT & STUDENT CONCUSSION HANDOUTS
A copy of these guidelines should be given annually to each student and parent/guardian prior to the student’s first athletic contest. It will be useful to provide them again immediately following concussion.
• ASAA Guide to Concussions in Sports
• Concussion Fact Sheet for Athletes
• Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents
CDC WEBSITE LINKS
• View the list of helpful CDC information
COACHES SPORTS MEDICINE COURSES
First Aid Requirement: All coaches of athletic teams are required to have successfully completed and maintain a current certification in First Aid before coaching.
Concussion Awareness Training: The requirement to maintain current knowledge in concussion management is mandated by Alaska State Law. It is achieved only by successful completion of the current “NFHS Concussion Course”. Recertifying your Concussion Training will be required at the same time as recertifying for your First Aid requirement.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training: It is achieved only by successful completion of the current “NFHS Sudden Cardiac Arrest” course. Recertifying your SCA training will be required at the same time as rectifying for your First Aid Requirement.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, PARENTS’ CONSENT
A student-athlete may not be permitted to participate in a practice session or in any athletic event (including rifle and cheer) until there is on file, with the superintendent or principal, a statement, signed by a practicing physician, advanced nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, doctor of chiropractic or a military medical examiner, and the student’s parents or legal guardians, certifying that he or she has submitted to a history and physical examination within the prior 18 months.
Prior to each year of interscholastic athletic participation, a student shall furnish a statement, signed by the student and the student’s parent (or other person with whom the student has resided for a period of time approved by the Association) which, in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) and regulations thereunder, authorizes release to the school in which the student is enrolled or in which the student is participating in interscholastic activities pursuant to the student’s alternative education program, of the student’s medical history and physical examination described herein.
Submission of ASAA’s Authorization to Release Medical Information Relating to Student Health/Review Exam form will satisfy this requirement:
• Student Health Review/Exam – Authorization to Release Medical Information Form
SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST
To ensure students and parents have been given information regarding the signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, schools shall annually provide to a student/parent/guardian written information on the nature and risks of SCA. A form verifying receipt of information must be signed by the student and parent/guardian. The signed form must be returned to the school before the student is permitted to participate in an athletic activity. Schools shall keep a copy of the signed from on file.