Gannon Athletic Training Students Collaborate With Community Medical Personnel
Posted: August 3, 2015
On Tuesday August 4 the Gannon University Masters of Athletic
Training program will be collaborating with EmergyCare, Certified
Athletic Trainers, Physicians and Sports Medicine Fellows from the
surrounding area to review the new spinal motion restriction and
equipment removal in regards to the sport of football. These new
national changes to emergency protocol require a cooperative
agreement of all parties involved with a spine injured athlete.
Practicing specific scenarios will teach these students how to
remove a helmet, spinal motion restriction techniques and proper
transportation of the patient. This collaboration will help
certified athletic trainers adapt to new protocols on safely
handling a spine injured athlete.