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Chapter 25. Conditions and Illnesses. Objectives. Describe the conditions that causes illness. Understand how to prevent conditions and illness from occurring. Know that many of the signs and symptoms are similar among conditions. Describe various conditions that affect athletes. Asthma.

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Chapter 25

Chapter 25

Conditions and Illnesses


Objectives
Objectives

  • Describe the conditions that causes illness.

  • Understand how to prevent conditions and illness from occurring.

  • Know that many of the signs and symptoms are similar among conditions.

  • Describe various conditions that affect athletes.



Ashtma triggers
Ashtma triggers


Asthma1
Asthma

  • Signs and Symptoms


















Hypertension1
Hypertension

Signs/Symptoms

Causes








Sickle cell anemia3
Sickle cell anemia

Complications

Preventions



Sickle cell anemia4
Sickle Cell anemia

  • Treat as a medical emergency

    1) Check vital signs.

    2) Administer high-flow oxygen, 15 lpm (if available), with a non-rebreather face mask.

    3) Cool the athlete, if necessary.

    4) If the athlete is obtunded(minished arousal or awareness) or as vital signs decline, call 911, attach an AED, start an IV, and get the athlete to the hospital fast.

    5) Tell the doctors to expect explosive rhabdomyolysis and grave metabolic complications.

    6) Proactively prepare by having an Emergency Action Plan and appropriate emergency equipment for all practices and competitions.