This unit of competency, SISSSPT201A Implement sports injury prevention, describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement an effective injury prevention program. It focuses on contributing to injury surveillance, implementing intervention measures and evaluating the effectiveness of these measures.
This unit applies to those working in a sport and recreation environment. It applies to sports trainers who are responsible for supporting improvement in athlete performance and making sport safer in a sport specific training or competition setting such as on the playing field, court or open or enclosed areas at sporting events.
The elements and performance criteria include:
1. Contribute to injury surveillance.
1.1. Identify the costs of sports injury to the athlete and other key stakeholders .
1.2. Source and access information on sports injuries for the specific sport.
1.3. Monitor occurrence of injury and analyse injury patterns in own sporting area in consultation with appropriate health professionals .
1.4. Identify risk factors that lead to sports injury in own sporting area according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures .
1.5. Identify preventative measures in consultation with appropriate health professionals.
2. Implement a sport injury prevention program.
2.1. Assess the effectiveness of a range of injury prevention programs relevant to own sporting area in consultation with the coach and relevant health professionals.
2.2. Contribute to the development of a sport injury prevention program according to organisational policies and procedures.
2.3. Apply preventative measures and strategies to minimise sports injuries in own sporting area according to best practice guidelines .
2.4. Monitor and adjust application of injury prevention measures according to organisational policies and procedures.
2.5. Assist in assessment of playing area , facilities and protective equipment for safe participation and advise relevant personnel of problems according to organisational policies and procedures.
2.6. Conduct ongoing monitoring of injury trends and promote preventative measures to athletes to minimise the likelihood of injury according to sport-specific criteria.
2.7. Maintain individual and team protective equipment according to instructions and advise relevant personnel of problems.
3. Contribute to evaluation of injury prevention program.
3.1. Participate in reviewing the effectiveness of the preventative measures in consultation with appropriate health personnel.
3.2. Adjust preventative measures and interventions in response to ongoing injury surveillance.
3.3. Evaluate own performance and identify potential improvements for future implementation of injury prevention programs.
3.4. Contribute feedback to implementation of injury prevention programs.
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- Powerpoint Slides (119);
- Learner’s Assessment Workbook (29 pages);
- Assessor Guide / Benchmarks (40 pages); and,
- Assessment Matrix
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