Welcome to the Middlebury Union High School Athletic Training webpage! Here you will find important information regarding participation in MUHS Athletics. If you do not find what you are looking for please fell free to email Sarah Johnstone, MUHS Athletic Trainer at email@example.com
Anyone Can Save A Life
During Fall pre-season 2016 we instituted the Anyone Can Save a Life program which combines CPR/AED training with Emergency Action Planning. All of our Fall teams created an Emergency Action Plan that included students as part of the response team. Coaches are the designated leaders in emergency response, but each plan is designed to function even in the absence of a coach.
As part of our efforts to increase emergency preparedness, the Activities Department purchased two new Automated External Defibrilators (AED's) which brings the school total to five; and makes access to the life saving devices much faster and easier for responders. When a victim's heart needs defibrillation there is a 6 minute window before irreparable brain damage or death occur. During our emergency drills with teams throughout the season we were able to consistently apply the AED to our "victims" in under two minutes.
The football program practices their Emergency Action Plan:
VPA Rules For Football Training
In October 2014 the National Federation of State High School Associations released Recommendations and Guidelines for Minimizing Head Impact Exposure and Concussion Risk in Football. The VPA Football Committee and the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee worked together to develop a plan based on those recommendations for Vermont high school football programs.