A Proactive Approach to Heat Illness

April 07, 2011

Robin Whisman
Assistant Director for Injury Prevention and Care
Campus Recreation
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Heat illness poses a serious risk to individuals engaging in physical activity, especially when exercising outdoors or in facilities that are not climate-controlled. Unfortunately, people are often unaware that they are at risk for heat illness until it is too late. Even in less-than-scorching heat, high humidity levels can impair the body’s ability to cool itself. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Campus Recreation has adopted a proactive approach to dealing with heat illness that involves monitoring conditions, educating patrons, and closing facilities if conditions become hazardous.

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Recent Changes in CPR, and How they Impact you

April 07, 2011

Jim Fitzsimmons
Associate Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness
University of Nevada, Reno

Over the past two years I have been approached by many professionals in the recreation industry with questions about why CPR changed, who made the decision to change it and what we can expect in the future?
The American Heart Association (AHA) holds the Resuscitation Science Symposium and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update (ECCU) every year. It is here that the epidemiology and current research is reviewed and recommendations for changes made.

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Dating At The Gym: What’s Appropriate?

April 07, 2011

Anne P. Irwin, MA, CSCS, ACSM-HFI, ACE-PT & GFI
Fitness Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University

If you watch the Bravo television series “Workout,” you’ve seen the entertaining and sensationalized side of gym-culture, spliced in with some of the realities of personal training. Recently the series called into question the ramifications of intimate relationships in the workplace. Jackie Warner — the owner and managing director of Sky Sport and Spa, the Beverly Hills gym featured in the show — began dating one of her employees, a personal trainer. When questioned on the affair, she stated, “A gym is a very different environment than say a bank or corporate structured environment. I’ve dated other trainers that have worked for me. Trainers date clients. Clients date clients. I mean, there’s flexibility in our environment… It’s just an easy environment to date in.”

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Safety in Student Transportation

April 07, 2011

A Resource Guide for Colleges and Universities

Ian McGregor, Ph.D.
McGregor & Associates

Campus Recreation departments routinely have to make travel decisions weighing factors such as risk, convenience, and cost. While the lowest risk option (and best case scenario) involves the use of buses, trains and planes, this is clearly the costliest option, and few Sport Clubs can afford these modes of transport. Hence the use of vans and private vehicles becomes the only real alternative.

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International Travel: Recognize and Minimize Risk and Liability

April 07, 2011

Tom Roberts
Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness
University of Richmond

Traveling internationally for Sport Clubs can be an exciting adventure but also creates many unpredictable risks and potential liabilities. From a liability standpoint, institutions might choose not to assist with arrangements for international travel because of high risk concerns. Ironically, this is exactly the kind of situation where Sport Clubs would benefit from the assistance and guidance of the administration. There are a number of conflicting concerns in deciding whether to assist with international travel arrangements for students, and fear of legal liability should not necessarily govern this decision.

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