Community Sports Medicine is proud to partner with Advocates for Injured Athletes (A4IA) for their unique education program: Athletes Saving Athletes™ (ASA). The ASA program focuses on teaching student athletes the signs and symptoms of potentially life-threatening sports related injuries and medical conditions. Meet the ASA Ambassadors below.
2015 training session
Community Sports Medicine hosted its’ second Athletes Saving Athletes (ASA) training on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Nearly 70 area high school students from Beech Grove High School, Decatur Central High School, Franklin Central High School, Lawrence Central High School, Lawrence North High School, New Palestine, Warren Central High School participated in the sports safety training program.
Congratulations to all the 2015 ASA student athlete ambassadors!
Injuries can happen in any sport, but there are not always certified athletic trainers or medical staff at every practice or sport competition. ASA was developed to use student athletes by educating them to help improve safety in high school sports by recognizing sports related injuries and medical conditions signs and symptoms. High school student athletes are selected by their school administration and coaching staff to participate in the three-hour training session to become ASA Ambassadors.
Ambassadors are trained to recognize signs and symptoms in six core areas: concussion, head and neck injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness, diabetes and asthma. The students are also trained in CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). The class is led by Community Sports Medicine ASA certified athletic trainers.
To learn more about becoming an ambassador, talk to your school's athletic trainer(s).