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J Athl Train. 2013 Mar-Apr;48(2):258-70. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-48.2.25. Epub 2013 Feb 20.

National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement: lightning safety for athletics and recreation.

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East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To present recommendations for the education, prevention, and management of lightning injuries for those involved in athletics or recreation.

BACKGROUND:

Lightning is the most common severe-storm activity encountered annually in the United States. The majority of lightning injuries can be prevented through an aggressive educational campaign, vacating outdoor activities before the lightning threat, and an understanding of the attributes of a safe place from the hazard.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

This position statement is focused on supplying information specific to lightning safety and prevention and treatment of lightning injury and providing lightning-safety recommendations for the certified athletic trainer and those who are involved in athletics and recreation.

PMID:
23672391
PMCID:
PMC3600929
DOI:
10.4085/1062-6050-48.2.25
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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