Program teaches athletes to watch for signs of injuries

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(March 8, 2014) – Athletes are taking steps to watch out for each other on the playing field.

Community Health Network teamed up with “Athletes Saving Athletes” for a program about sports injuries on Saturday, March 8. The event teaches student-athletes to recognize and understand the symptoms of sports-related injuries.

It also informs them how to be proactive if they see a fellow athlete get injured.

“I think that every athlete should learn at least CPR and signs and symptoms of heat illness and cardiac arrest,” said Emma Foster from Beech Grove High School. “I think everyone should know that.”

More than 40 student-athletes from eight high schools took part in the event. This is the first time the training program has been taught outside of California.