Sports Medicine Advisory Committee

MISSION
The mission of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is to ensure that all athletes from NMAA member schools are provided with sound and consistent medical expertise to enhance the safety of their athletic experience.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is to review proposals and make recommendations to the NMAA’s governing body on all issues related to the health, wellness and injury reduction of member schools’ student-athletes.

OBJECTIVES
- Gather current data on health and safety related issues
- Educate, interpret, monitor and disseminate materials to students, coaches and administrators concerning medical issues related to sport.
- Assist the NMAA in researching sports medical issues and/or concerns.
- Assist in the development of guidelines related to sports medicine, in an effort to assist NMAA member schools with making informed decisions.
- Provide effective communication between professional organizations before rule changes (bylaws) are voted on.
- Proactively address new health and safety concerns.
- Develop a network of medical professionals dedicated to providing member schools with appropriate sports medical education and care.

COMPOSITION
The committee will be composed of medical personnel, educators and administrators from both the education and medical professions.


DIRECTORY

Committee directory

MINUTES
» November 12, 2016
» June 4, 2016
» November 11, 2015
» May 30, 2015
» December 13, 2014
» April 2, 2014
» October 9, 2013
» May 31, 2013
» April 9, 2013
» October 29, 2009
» June 5, 2009
» February 21, 2009
» September 20, 2008
» March 15, 2008
» Oct. 24, 2007
» June 23, 2007


HEALTH AND WELLNESS:

Heat Illness:
NMAA Bylaw 7.6.21 Heat Illness Prevention Protocol
NFHS Heat Illness Prevention Course
NFHS Heat Acclimatization and Illness Position Statement
NFHS Hydration Position Statement
NFHS Fluid Replacement Statement
NFHS Energy Drink Position Statement
NATA Beat the Heat Flyer

Skin Conditions:
NFHS General Guidelines
NFHS Skin Infection Statement
NFHS Skin Lesion Form - Wrestling
NMAA Wrestling Hygiene Guidelines
CDC - MRSA Coach/AD Information
CDC - MRSA Athlete Information
CDC - MRSA Fact Sheet

Severe Weather:
NFHS Lightning Guidelines
NFHS Lightning Safety
NMAA Lightning Guidelines
Lightning Safety Card

CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT:
NMAA Return To Play Guidelines - Check with your School/District
New Mexico Legislation (NEW - SB137)
UNM School Sports Concussion Online Reporting Tool
Non-Scholastic Concussion Certification Form
NFHS Concussion In Sports Course
NFHS Concussion For Students Course
NFHS Suggested Guidelines
NFHS Parents Guide
NFHS Minimizing Concussion Risk (Football)
NFHS Soft Headgear Position Statement
Parent/Athlete Information Sheet
Parent/Athlete Information Sheet - Spanish
Coach/Teacher Information Sheet
AD Information Sheet
Concussion Information Video
CDC - Heads Up: Concussions in High School Sports
CDC - Clipboard Sticker
CDC - Sideline Palm Card
REAP Concussion Management Program (English)
REAP Concussion Management Program (Spanish)

SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST:
Project Heart Start Website
NFHS Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course
Simon's Fund - Checking Hearts, Saving Lives
British Heart Foundation Video

SUPPLEMENTS and PED's:
NFHS Steroids Position Statement
NFHS Supplements Position Statement

NMAA RECOMMENDED PHYSICAL FORM:
NMAA Recommended Physical Form - Check with your School/District

WRESTLING WMP:
Wrestling Weight Management Program

ATHLETIC TRAINING CHALLENGE:
NMAA Athletic Training Challenge

IMPORTANT LINKS:
NMAA Health and Safety Self-Audit
Anyone Can Save A Life Emergency Action Plan
NFHS Sports Medicine
NCAA Health and Safety
New Mexico Athletic Trainers Association
Medical Personnel State Pass Application
Athletic Trainers Contract to Work NMAA State events
Life of an Athlete

ADDITIONAL NFHS POSITION STATEMENTS:
Position Statement - Mouthguards

INJURY TRACKING RESOURCES FOR ATHLETIC TRAINERS:
High School RIO
National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research