Tag Archives: Spinal cord

Helmet and Equipment Removal With Dr. Prasarn – 325

Bubba Wilson has some questions about the NATA position statement and seeks clarification and understanding.  Few injuries are as scary as spinal cord ones.  To ensure we are following best practices and understand why we are doing what is recommended we have some experts give insight and explanation.

Number one determining factor is time under pressure.  Get the athlete to a level 1 trauma center to reduce pressure on the spinal cord.

We also seek to discuss some of the practical ways to implement these skills into the secondary setting.

Dr. Mark Prasarn is the spine consultant for the Houston Texans and University of Houston.  Some of his research has helped shape the way spine injuries are managed.

Dr. MaryBeth Horodyski is a professor and resident research coordinator at University of Florida.

Show Notes 324

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Gridiron Heroes with Eddie Canales – 288

 Eddie Canales has been a champion for caring life long support and care for spinal cord injuries to high school athletes after Chris's injury.
The full story and documentary can be found here: gridironheroes.org
Bubba and I took a road trip to South Padre Island to cover SPATS hosted by the Valley Athletic Trainer’s Association.  We recorded the sessions and interviewed almost all of the speakers.  Some of the recordings pick up noise, but this is a live event.
All the lectures and handouts will be uploaded to Google Drive.
Once the school year resumes we will return to our regular format.
Thanks to
Robbie McFarlin @ FrioHydration.com
Bubba Wilson – my driving buddy
Jazmin Dozal  Nicole Cascia and several others for the contributions.
Also be sure you are signed up for the SMB Email List as there will be codes and prizes given out from that list for our partnership with SchoolHealth.com
SPATS is truly an awesome conference.  If you want to relax and learn and enjoy networking, camaraderie and island life, I highly recommend checking this out for yourself. Use the coupon code “SMB” and see if it gets you a discount.