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An examination of AED implementation and related risk management practices in high school athletic departments

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  • Connaughton, Daniel P.
  • Spengler, J.O.
  • Zhang, James J.
  • Carroll, Michael S.

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This study examined AED implementation, related risk management practices, and perceived constraints to AED implementation in high school athletic departments in one southern state in the United States. High school administrators (N = 269) participated in this study. Descriptive statistics, chi-square analyses, tests of point-biserial correlation coefficients, and t-tests revealed that a majority of the respondents were athletic directors (75.5%), at public schools (75.0%), CPR certified (65.9%), had worked in their current position for 10 years or less (72.2%), and had no or limited knowledge of their state's AED immunity laws (79%). Significantly (p

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  • Connaughton, Daniel P. & Spengler, J.O. & Zhang, James J. & Carroll, Michael S., 2011. "An examination of AED implementation and related risk management practices in high school athletic departments," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 258-268, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:spomar:v:14:y:2011:i:3:p:258-268
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