Thank you for your interest in UD Clubs and Recreational Sports. We want to make sure each of our students has a safe and fun time while participating in UD Clubs, Recreational Sports and Student Life Activities.
Each club or recreation sport will have a pre-selected Emergency Response Leader.
This person is responsible for reporting all emergencies to CSO and filling out the
online Incident Report Form.
In the case of a medical emergency, the ERL should do the following:
CSO will notify the appropriate Office of Student Life staff. The Dean of Student Life or his designee will decide whether or not the parents or guardian of the student involved should be notified. The cost of transportation and medical treatment in the emergency room is the responsibility of the student requiring care.
A concussion is an injury to your brain that is caused by a blow to the head, a car accident, a fall, or any other trauma that severely jolts the head. If the ERL suspects a participant has suffered a concussion, they should:
Whether an injury is acute or chronic, there is never a good reason to try to "work through" the pain of an injury. When you have pain from a particular movement or activity, STOP! Continuing the activity only causes further harm.
Acute injuries, such as a sprained ankle, strained back, or fractured hand, occur suddenly during activity. Signs of an acute injury include the following:
Chronic injuries usually result from overusing one area of the body while playing a sport or exercising over a long period. The following are signs of a chronic injury:
Some injuries require prompt medical attention, while others can be self-treated.
Although severe injuries will need to be seen immediately in an emergency room, particularly if they occur on the weekend or after office hours, most sports injuries can be evaluated and, in many cases, treated by the On-Campus Doctor (972-721-5322). You should contact the On-Campus Doctor if:
If you don't have any of the above symptoms, it's probably safe to treat the injury at home—at least at first. If pain or other symptoms worsen, it's best to check with your health care provider. Use the RICE method to relieve pain and inflammation and speed healing. Follow these four steps immediately after injury and continue for at least 48 hours.