With the high school football season around the corner, so are various injuries and ailments that often need immediate response on football friday nights.
Central College Athletic Training and Pella Community Ambulance are hosting a training program called the Emergency Procedures for Care of the High School Football Athlete on Wednesday, August 27th. Registration begins at 6 p.m. at the Exercise Science Library at Central College, and is free for National Athletic Training Association, or NATA, members and state-licensed emergency care providers, and costs $15 dollars for non-NATA members. The programs will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Exercise Science Building and Kuyper Gym Fieldhouse.
6:30pm – The Diabetic Athlete and Asthmatic Athlete – Dustin Briggs, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, NRAEMT
In managing diabetes, the most important goal is to keep blood glucose levels at or as close to normal levels as possible without causing hypoglycemia. Athletic trainers have more contact with the athlete with diabetes than most members of the diabetes management team do and so must be prepared to assist the athlete as required. Many athletes have difficulty breathing during or after athletic events and practices. Although a wide variety of conditions can predispose an athlete to breathing difficulties, the most common cause is undiagnosed or uncontrolled asthma. Guidelines for the recognition, prophylaxis, and management of asthma that lead to improvement in the quality of care certified athletic trainers and other health care providers can offer to athletes with asthma will be presented. The session will make reference to the NATA’s Position Statement on Management of the Athlete With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Management of Asthma in Athletes.
7:30pm – Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletics
This session will present recommendations for the prevention and screening, recognition, and treatment of the most common conditions resulting in sudden cardiac death in organized sports and summarizes our current understanding of SCA in young athletes, defines the necessary elements for emergency preparedness, and establishes uniform treatment protocols for the management of SCA. The session will make reference to the NATA’s Position Statement on Preventing Sudden Death in Sports and Preparticipation Physical Examinations and Disqualifying Conditions and Inter-Association Task Force Recommendations on Emergency Preparedness and Management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in High School and College Athletic Programs: A Consensus Statement
8:30pm – Spine boarding and Facemask removal of the Spine Injured Football Player – Doug Polking, PS and Dustin Briggs
The seminar will focus on quick assessment, rapid removal of facemask of multiple styles, proper in-line stabilization, and multiple variations of transfer and immobilization to a spineboard including both prone and supine positions. The session will reference the NATA Position Statement on Acute Management of the Cervical Spine-Injured Athlete, Management of the Helmeted Athlete With Suspected Cervical Spine Injury from the AJSM, and Prehospital Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete a document from the Inter-Association Task Force for Appropriate Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete.