Falls Prevention & School Sports
In 2006, falls were the leading cause of injury hospitalizations for Oregon children under 15 years of age. Between 2002-2006, 8 children in Oregon died and a whopping 2,567 children were hospitalized due to unintentional injuries sustained in falls. Among the children hospitalized for unintentional falls, males were at a higher risk than females. Several factors contribute to childhood falls: in warm-weather months, children spend more time on playgrounds, sports fields, balconies, fire escapes and near open windows. Toddlers are at risk from window-related falls, while older children tend to suffer from falls associated with playground equipment and sports.
The Athletic Trainer (Pdf) – From SK Oregon 2010 Regional Training
SKUSA Sports Safety Initiative (Pdf) – From SK Oregon 2010 Regional Training
Window Falls prevention information and resources can be found at www.stopat4.com
Addressing the Issue in Oregon (Pdf) - From SK Oregon 2010 Regional Training
Sports-Related Concussion Training – requires coaches of school athletic teams to receive annual training on how to recognize symptoms of concussion and seek proper medical treatment for person suspected of having concussion.