Risk Management for Health/fitness Professionals by JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek
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Risk Management for Health/fitness Professionals
By JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek

Risk Management for Health/fitness Professionals

Legal Issues and Strategies


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Risk Management for Health/fitness Professionals by JoAnn M. Eickhoff-Shemek

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Laws and legal issues in the health and fitness arena become clear with this well-organized text. You will learn invaluable risk management strategies to promote safer programs and environments. You will discover and expand your knowledge of many legal concerns related to emergency procedures, employment, equipment, and facility issues, pre-activity health screening, fitness testing and prescription, and instruction and supervision. Real-life health/fitness case law examples provide practical and useful illustrations of negligence to help you understand and minimize your legal liability. Features Include: a first-time-ever summary of important published standards of practice from over 10 premiere health/fitness professional and independent organizations; sample forms such as waivers, informed consents, and incident reports to help you understand how to protect yourself and your organization from legal liability; tables and figures to help illustrate important legal and risk management concepts "Put into Practice" checklists to reinforce learning and help you develop a comprehensive risk management plan. It also includes 'Risk Management Assignments' to teach you the action steps for providing a reasonably safer program and environment for participants, and 'A Risk Management Pyramid' summarizing the text and highlighting seven lines of defense to protect yourself and your organization from negligence. Online resources include an electronic version of the book and downloadable forms contained in this book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780781783644
ISBN-10: 078178364X
Format: Paperback
(277mm x 213mm x 23mm)
Pages: 407
Imprint: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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