Posted on March 10, 2020 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria ATC/L joined Dr. Sam Scarneo-Miller ATC/L and Dr. Eleni Diakogeorgiou ATC/L at the State Capitol on Monday to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that seeks to protect student-athletes.
The bill, House Bill 5439, would require schools to establish emergency action plans (EAPs) for responding to a serious or potentially fatal sports-related injury.
Rep. Klarides-Ditria ATC/L, who is also a full-time Athletic Trainer at Lauralton Hall, said in her written testimony, “EAPs are crucial and necessary for all schools who sponsor interscholastic athletic activity as a first line of defense for catastrophic injuries. With these types of injuries, seconds count and wasted time spent on panicked indecision can change outcomes. Schools need a solid plan that provides information so the associated staff can respond to an emergency rapidly and appropriately, while remaining controlled and precise.”