Events like this evening take both my inner athletic training and public health nerds and absolutely feed them! I will fully own the passion and excitement for both areas, and admit that teaching, learning, and practicing emergency management techniques is fun and exciting! This evening, we invited the athletic trainers, physical therapists, and physicians we work with to gather to review spine boarding, spinal motion restriction, equipment removal, and more.
These events are beneficial in various ways. Reviewing the techniques and recommendations for safety makes everyone on our team more comfortable, confident, and efficient. We have the opportunity to try different techniques and discuss strategies. We have an open environment where questions are welcomed and strongly encouraged so we can all contribute and discuss answers.
We practice communication – communicating thoroughly and effectively. We have an opportunity to practice directly with the individuals we will be working with on the sidelines, the front line of where many of these injuries take place. We can play with, evaluate, and have great hands-on learning with equipment and supplies we may not use on a daily basis. And, we create an environment in which many expertise contribute, and we learn from and through each other. I am so proud of our sports medicine team and everything each one contributes to our team, and am I grateful to have such a knowledgeable and cooperative team to work with!