In episode 135 – Tragedy, Death, Grief, Healing we were fresh off the loss of an athlete in which we performed life-saving skills. We desire for each school to have an action plan in place to help the Athletic Trainers and coaches deal with the loss for the next 6 months, not just the next week.
Here is our action plan for you to submit to your district and have on file or in place before a catastrophic injury occurs.
CPR is a skill you never hope to use, NEVER. Dealing with the loss of an athlete after performing CPR and using an AED is not supposed to happen. It did, and I share my story and the grief process. This podcast is recorded early in the stages of grieving.
#1 tip if you know someone dealing with grief and loss:
Text or email them “I was just thinking about you, wondering how you are doing. If you find you need something let me know”
This gives them a chance to easily avoid talking if they do not want to talk at that time or to you but allows them to know they are not alone.
#2 Tip do it again once a week for the next few weeks.