Course Detail
Course Components:
This course focuses on emergency care in the context of athletic training clinical practice. This course is intended to introduce students to the process of recognition and management of emergent medical situations occurring during athletic practices or competitions. This course is designed on the assumption that the athletic trainer will be the initial responder to emergent medical situations on the field of play / athletic venue. The athletic trainer will need to manage and stabilize patients to the best of their ability until the arrival of emergency medical personnel or more highly trained providers. Content for this course will include but not be limited to preparation of emergency action plans, bloodborne pathogen/exposure control plans, physical examination of the critically injured athlete, acute management of fractures, acute control of bleeding, on the field examination of a potential concussion, certification or re-certification in BLS for Health Care Providers.