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Author Eickhoff-Shemek, JoAnn M.

Title Risk management for health/fitness professionals : legal issues and strategies / JoAnn Eickhoff-Shemek, David L. Herbert, Daniel P. Connaughton
Published Philadelphia, Pa. : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2009, [that is, 2008]
©2009, [that is


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Description xx, 407 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents Introduction to risk management -- Introduction to the law and legal system -- Determination of duty in negligence claims and lawsuits -- Defenses to negligence claims and lawsuits: assumption of risk and waivers -- Employment issues -- The pre-activity health screening process -- Health/fitness assessment and prescription -- Instruction and supervision -- Exercise equipment -- Facility risks -- Medical emergency -- Implementation and evaluation of the risk management plan -- Selected topics -- Conclusion
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Exercise personnel -- United States -- Malpractice
Physical fitness centers -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Fitness Centers -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Malpractice -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Physical Education and Training -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Risk Management -- legislation & jurisprudence.
United States.
Author Herbert, David L.
Connaughton, Daniel, 1963-
LC no. 2008018516
ISBN 9780781783644 (alk. paper)
078178364X (alk. paper)