Saturday, July 21, 2012
New Consensus Statement on Preventing Sudden Death in Athletes
"The Inter-Association Task Force for Preventing Sudden Death in Collegiate Conditioning Sessions: Best Practice Recommendations"
This past January 2012, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, The National Strength and Conditioning Association and many other professional organizations composed the latest consensus statement regarding the prevention of sudden death during strength and conditioning sessions in college athletes. Since 2000, 21 NCAA football players have died during strength and conditioning sessions1. This consensus statement outlines the importance of many critical aspects that will help prevent the risk of sudden death in athletics in the future. What are some of your thoughts upon reading this?
1. Casa, Douglas J. The Inter-Association Task Force for Preventing Sudden Death in
Collegiate Conditioning Sessions: Best Practice Recommendations. Journal of Athletic Training. 2012; 47(4):477-480 http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/preventingsuddendeath-consensusstatement.pdf