Explain the role of the secondary school student aide (SA) in recognizing an injury.
Explanation should include
- the role of the SA in the overall health care of student athletes and the sports medicine team
- the limitations associated with this role
- the difference between subjective and objective information
- the difference between signs and symptoms
- verbalizing observations.
It is imperative for the student to demonstrate the understanding that the role of the SA is not to practice the skills and competencies of a certified or licensed allied healthcare professional but to assist that professional in his or her daily duties.
- What is the difference between a sign and a symptom?
- What is the difference between the ways an allied healthcare professional and a spectator observe an athletic event?
- What are important observations to make in an athletic setting?
- What are important observations to make in an injury or potential injury situation?
- What is the difference between subjective and objective information in observation of an injury?
- What is the role of an SA?
- What are the limitations of an SA?
- How and when should observed information be reported to the allied healthcare professional?
- What are the consequences of not following the responsibilities of the SA role?
- What is the difference between HOPS and SOAP?
Related Standards of Learning
- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.