Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention
Sport risk management is a key component of any sport and recreation program. To run a successful program, not only do you have to look after the safety and well-being of your participants, but you also need to protect the best interests of your organization. Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention provides all the tools you need in order to design a comprehensive risk management plan that fits the needs of your organization. Written specifically for sport and recreation professionals by an attorney with over 20 years of experience in insurance defense litigation, the book combines information on law, insurance, and sports to give you a complete view of all of the issues involved in assessing, controlling, and financing your risks.
In Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation, you'll find practical explanations of the fundamentals of law and insurance so you can make intelligent decisions regarding your risks. The author uses simple, straightforward language so that even those with a limited background in law, risk management, or insurance can easily learn this essential information. The book features these topics:
-An examination of the three elements of risk management--risk assessment, control, and financing--with a summary of the key issues involved in each element to provide you with the basis for your risk management plan
-An eight-step strategy that simplifies the process of creating a risk management plan and can be used in creating a comprehensive plan for your organization or individual plans for specific sports, activities, or events
-Summaries of published appellate court cases for 14 popular sports and activities to help you better understand sport and recreation law and apply it to your risk management plan
-An overview of legal principles, including contracts, statutes, negligence, and liability, which will help you better prepare to comply with laws and prevent litigation
-Coverage of the insurance claims and litigation processes, which gives you an understanding of each process and detailed information to guide you through each step of the processes
Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation uses actual court cases to help you identify possible risk exposures and improve your risk management plan. The book features court case summaries for 14 popular sports and activities, including basketball, American football, soccer, weightlifting, weight training, and triathlon, as well as specific tips on decreasing risk for each of the sports. An introductory chapter explains how to interpret the appellate court decisions and apply the information to prevent similar incidents from happening in your organization. In addition, a court case summary finder sorts the summaries by general risk issue, such as facilities, players, and hazards, to help you find all the cases applicable to particular incidents and provide a broader perspective of how incidents in one sport may relate to others.
Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation features numerous forms, including incident reports and repair logs; checklists, such as equipment safety and vehicle inspection; documentation strategies; risk management tips; and safety questionnaires for each of the sports covered. This lawyer-created toolkit will help you take the steps to reduce injuries, decrease lawsuits, and pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses in your sport programs. All of the forms and checklists are also reproduced on a CD-ROM included with the book so you can easily print and use them when needed.
Whether you need to develop a comprehensive risk management plan or just examine the potential risks involved in individual sport programs, Managing Risk in Sport and Recreation: The Essential Guide for Loss Prevention contains everything you need to make the right decisions. The knowledge and tools found in this practical resource will help you create a plan that positions your organization for success.
Complete Emergency Care
Complete Emergency Care is the first text to combine training in bloodborne pathogens, first aid, CPR, and emergency oxygen all in one book. The text's four-color format, complete with numerous photographs, allows readers to grasp the content and be better prepared to take action using the proper protocol in medical emergency situations. Each chapter can be used in teaching a course on a specific aspect of emergency care, and the courses can be combined as needed. After reading this book, those wishing to obtain certification in each area of emergency care can attend an in-person training session to test for certification. This text also is the complement to the Emergency Care for Aquatic Personnel online course. Chapter 1 introduces readers to bloodborne pathogens, the diseases they can cause, and the precautions rescuers should take to avoid becoming ill or spreading the pathogens. Chapter 2 presents first aid for many types of medical emergencies. Readers will learn how to approach a victim; how to handle sudden illnesses; how to handle illnesses and injuries due to extreme heat or cold; how to provide aid for bleeding or common soft-tissue injuries, such as sprains or strains; and how to deal with more serious injuries to the limbs, spine, and head. This chapter also provides guidance on dealing with the legal and emotional challenges rescuers may face when providing first aid to seriously ill or injured victims. Chapters 3 and 4 offer instruction for both lay rescuers and professional rescuers on performing rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and also offer guidance on the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). These chapters first describe sudden cardiac arrest and the chain of survival for adults and children, then walk readers through the steps in administering rescue breathing or CPR and using an AED. Instructions on aiding choking victims are also included. A brief discussion of the psychological and legal aspects of providing CPR and how to handle CPR under special conditions ends the chapter. Chapter 5 covers the administration of emergency oxygen to those who are injured, ill, or not breathing. Readers will learn what components make up an oxygen system and how to assemble one. This chapter also provides guidance on safe handling and maintenance practices and when and how to provide emergency oxygen. After reading this book, professional rescuers or lay rescuers will be better prepared to provide comfort and care and even save lives. This book will provide both the knowledge and the confidence to manage medical emergency situations until advanced medical help arrives.