Important Information for USA Hockey Programs, Coaches, Players and Parents Last Updated on Thursday, September 16, 2010
Concussions Kent Valley Ice Centre, Kent, WA – KVHA News for 16 September, 2010 – To help insure the health and safety of our hockey players Kent Valley Hockey Association (KVHA) is offering the following information for KVHA coaches, parents and players. Everyone is encouraged to read and study the materials provided and be prepared to act in the best interest of an injured player.
Click here for Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports - A Fact Sheet for Coaches
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Additional research on the subject of sports related concussions uncovered a recent report from the United States Government Accountability Office on their investigation into Concussions in High School Sports. You can read the full GAO report by clicking upon the PDF icon on the right.
H1N1 Flu Virus Information Dear Program Administrator/Coach,
We’ve worked with our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michael Stuart, to provide you with pertinent regarding the H1N1 virus, including recommendations to reduce the likelihood of spreading the infection.
Specifically, USA Hockey recommends: ·Provide individual water bottles for players; do not share water bottles ·Regularly wash hands ·Clean workout gear for each practice/competition ·Keep gloves on during the traditional handshake with opponents You should be aware that symptoms of the virus include: fever (102 degrees Fahrenheit or greater), cough, muscle aches, runny nose, headache or sore throat, with the potential for more serious complications, including pneumonia. Those affected by the H1N1 virus typically have been children and young adults. Transmission of the virus may occur from the day before the onset of symptoms and during the five to seven days that the symptoms are present. Infected individuals should stay home until signs and symptoms have resolved, with no fever present for at least 24 hours. The 24-hour no-fever timeline should be achieved naturally, without the aid of fever reducing medications. Additional information regarding H1N1 is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by visiting www.cdc.gov/H1N1Flu/. Best wishes for a successful season. USA Hockey
Kent Valley Hockey Association is affiliated with USA Hockey,
USA Hockey Pacific District,
Pacific Northwest Amateur Hockey Associaiton,
and is a member of the local Metropolitan Hockey League.