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Kutztown Area High School Athletic Trainers

Athletic Trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. 

 

Dan Kirk, MS, LAT, ATC

St. Luke's University Health Network

daniel.kirk@sluhn.org

Lauren Rhoads, MS, LAT, ATC

St. Luke's University Health Network

lauren.rhoads@sluhn.org

 

Kutztown Area High School Nurse:

Brenda Loeb; RN, BSN, CSN, M.Ed.

bloeb@kasd.org

Kutztown Area Middle School Nurse:

Carol Fairchild; LPN

?cfairchild@kasd.org

Forms/ Links:

KASD Concussion Management Policy  This policy has been developed to provide guidance for the prevention, detection, treatment and management of students regarding a concussion. ?

Request For Examination and Symptoms Report with Permission for Release of Information Form. Checklist specifying if the student athlete is displaying signs of a concussion or to release the student athlete from the doctors care to resume play.  This form also gives KASD permission to release information to doctor or school nurse.

Concussion Accommodation Plan Form Specifies by a medical professional what the student athlete is limited to after being diagnosed with a concussion.

National Athletic Trainers Association Concussion Position Statement Outlines the definition, background, symptoms, and treatment of a concussion as per the NATA.

Return to Play Protocol Once a student is diagnosed with a concussion they must follow the return to play protocol. Each step should take 24 hours so that an athlete would take approximately one week to proceed through the full rehabilitation protocol once they are asymptomatic at rest and with provocative exercise. If any post concussion symptoms occur while in the program, the student should drop back to the previous asymptomatic level and try to progress again after a further 24-hour period of rest has passed. ?

Epipen Medication Authorization Form

 



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