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Do's & Don'ts

Important Do’s and Don'ts

Do...

•      Reassure and aid children who are injured, sick, frightened, or lost.

•      Provide, or assist in obtaining medical attention for those who require it.

•      Know your limitations.

•      Carry your first aid kit to all practice sessions and games.

•      Keep your Prevention and Emergency Management of Little League Baseball and Softball Injuries booklet with your first aid kit.

•      Assist those who require medical attention - and when administering aid, remember to...

•      LOOK for signs of injury (Blood, Bruising, Deformity, etc

•      LISTEN to the injured describe what happened and what hurts (if conscious).

•      Before questioning, you may need to calm and soothe an excited child.

•      FEEL gently and carefully the injured area for signs of swelling or evidence of broken bone.

•      Have your players. Medical Clearance Forms with you at all games and practices.

•      Arrange to have use of a cellular phone when practicing at fields with no accessible public phone.

•      Place a lost tooth in milk or water if milk is not available to help preserve it.

•      Place ice on an impact injury to reduce swelling.

•      Report hazardous conditions to the Safety Director or other board member immediately.

Don’t…

•      Administer any medications.

•      Provide any food or beverages (other than water).

•      Hesitate in giving assistance when needed.

•      Be afraid to ask for help if you’re not sure of the proper procedures (i.e. CPR, etc.).

•      Transport injured individuals except in extreme emergencies.

•      Leave an unattended child at a practice or game.

•      Hesitate to report any present or potential safety hazard.

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