Being ready to make rapid decisions regarding the medical care of athletes injured during the course of play is a critical skill for sports medicine professionals. Hesitation or misdiagnosis of an injury can result in severe consequences for the athlete, including career-ending conditions and, in extreme cases, death. Proper planning is required to be able to execute evaluation and sideline treatment and follow up rehabilitation of common injuries such as ortho injuries, wrist injuries, "stingers", head and spine injuries.
Initially taught individually at the prestigious Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida, “Injuries on the Field” presents an in-depth exploration of common injuries athletes suffer during play and how to deal with them. This guide combines the professional knowledge of six preeminent sport medicine physicians, including former athletic trainer for the Chicago Bears Mike Kordecki, DPT, SCS, ATC, and founder of Andrews Institute and world-renowned sports physician, Dr. James Andrews.
This series is a must watch for healthcare professionals seeking a comprehensive guide to effectively treating injuries on the sideline and on the field.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 contact hours, 20 minutes in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 4||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, CSCS/NSCA-CPT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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The safety and on-site medical care of the athlete is the goal of “Sideline Preparedness”. To accomplish this goal, the team physician/ATC should be actively involved in developing an integrated medical system that includes the following: Preseason planning, game-day planning and postseason evaluation.
Total runtime: 1 hour
Sports Trauma / Fractures in Action Sports
This portion of the series reviews sports trauma and fractures in action sports. Specifically covered are ortho injuries, trauma aspects, and treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related trauma and fractures.
Total runtime: 46 minutes
Hand and Wrist Injuries in Athletes
This section reviews appropriate "sideline" treatment of common hand injuries. Takeaways include the ability to identify injuries with high incidence of complications, understanding of when the athlete should be referred to a hand specialist, and knowledge of diagnostic tests and criterion for ligamentous wrist injuries.
Total runtime: 39 minutes
Evaluation and Rehabilitation of stingers
This portion focuses on "stingers" or a neuropraxia of the brachial plexus. Symptoms and classifications are clearly delineated, followed by rehabilitation and exercise techniques to reduce and prevent injuries.
Total runtime: 55 minutes
Head and C-Spine Injuries/Controversies in the Athlete
This section of the series provides knowledge and understanding of the major items of pre-hospital assessment and care of the head and C-spine injured athlete. Best practice evolutions for movement of head and C-spine injured athletes are reviewed. Takeaways include the ability to diagnose concussion and techniques for preparing the athlete for return to play.
Total runtime: 30 minutes
This section covers various common situation an Athletic Trainer may encounter on the field of play including asthmic or diabetic athletes, evaluation and treatment of potential sudden cardiac death and other sickling events.
Total runtime: 30 minutes
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to guide the professional through a study of injuries on the field and sideline treatment.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to
- Recognize sideline management of asthma and diabetes
- Define evaluation and treatment of potential sudden cardiac Death
- Identify sickling events on field
- Recognize the roles of the Athletic Health Care Team (AHCT) in sideline preparedness.
- Identify the elements of creating an integrated medical system for sideline preparedness.
- Define extreme sports
- Identify injuries related to extreme sports
- Recognize treatment of trauma related injuries
- Identify common hand injuries and treatment
- Define "stingers" as an athletic injury
- Recognize exercises and proper body mechanics to reduce and prevent injuries
- Identify pre-hospital assessment and care of the head and C-spine injured athlete and the best practice evolutions for movement of head and C-spine injured athletes.
- Recognize criteria for determining the diagnosis of concussion.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 4
Target Audience: Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
- Financial - This course is created in conjunction with The Andrews Institute. The Andrews Institute receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.