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Medical Manual


INDEX

Section 1 Chief medical officer

p. 3

Section 2 Protocols 2.1

Introduction to the Protocols

p. 4

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Section 1 Chief medical officer

The Chief Medical Officer is the Academy's contact person for managing the players' medical problems. Within that role, and according to the situation, the Chief Medical Officer will deal with the player directly, or recommend to the technical staff of the Academy that the player be sent to the Emergency Room or to see another doctor. The responsibilities of the Chief Medical Officer also include: keeping the families informed about any injuries or illnesses; processing and writing up the medical protocols that the technical staff can apply in the event a player is injured; processing and compiling medical reports to record every significant injury that occurs at the Academy during the season; verifying that the medical records are being complied and filed correctly; determining the contents of the medical bags for first aid that must be present on the playing field during the activity; offering advice and instructions to the technical staff, when requested, for the proper management of any injuries. The Chief Medical Officer will work directly with the Heads of the Organisational Area and the Sports Area so they are all kept updated about the quantities of medicine available at the JSS International Academy, the contents of the medical bags, and the various injury reports that have been filed. The Chief Medical Officer of the JSS International Academy for sport season Dr. ………………………………………….

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Section 2 2.1 Introduction to the protocols

In order to use the medical protocols correctly, the JSS International Academy coaches are asked to perform triage when a player is injured. Triage is a procedure for classifying emergencies so that rescuers can set priorities for treating the injuries; it is a common procedure in Emergency Rooms. The kind of triage that the coaches must apply is not the same as the triage used by health professionals. It has been adapted to meet the needs for simplicity and practicality in an environment like a soccer field, and by professionals such as coaches, who do not work in the medical field and are unaccustomed to managing such problems. In practice, it means distinguishing situations of emergency/urgency from those that are not urgent, and to respond to such situations appropriately. The various protocols list the most common injuries for that particular code colour, which helps less experienced coaches assign the proper colour code for the injury in question. The code colour assigned to the injury determines all of the successive actions to undertake, which are described in the relevant protocols. Among these actions, you are urged to pay particular attention when compiling the injury report, which consists of:

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initial injury form, to be completed on the day of the injury after

having performed the actions required by the Protocol;


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final injury form, to be compiled the day that the player returns to

the sport activity;

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all of the medical documentation related to the injury (medical

reports from the Emergency Room, medical visit, check-up by specialist‌), which must be photocopied and attached to the two above forms. Without medical documentation attesting that the player has healed or at least has surpassed the days of prognosis assigned by the Emergency Room doctor, the care provider or the Chief Medical Officer, the final injury form cannot be compiled, and the player will not be allowed to resume the sport activity. If you have any doubt about which colour code to assign, how to compile the injury forms, or how to manage any medical problem, contact


Medical manual