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Return to Learn with Sarah Gill – 505

What about the classroom?

Concussions affect everything you do.  Sarah Gill is the Athletic Trainer who serves the concussed athletes in the Dallas Fort Worth area with one of the hospital systems.

Return to Learn is more important than the return to play portion of concussion management.

She serves also serves the North Texas Athletic Trainers Society.

Sarah Gill; return to learn; concussion; davis mountain

Where are we?

At the Davis Mountain Sports Medicine clinic Bubba and I recorded some sessions, dealt with crazy weather, caught some interviews and had one heck of a long drive.

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Contact Sarah Gill:

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History of ACL Surgery – 504

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. David Crumbie discusses the history of ACL surgery.
There are lots of interesting facts from Dr. Crumbie's research.  You can easily see his presentation in the workshop folder.
Sports Medicine Update

Who makes it possible?

Thanks Bob Marley for continuing to allow us to record and interview the speakers.
Bubba Wilson, Ryan Collins, Josh Yellen, Eduardo Beltran and everyone else who helped make the recordings possible.

How can you support the Podcast?

Frio Hydration provides Superior Hydration products and is the official hydration provider of the Sports Medicine Broadcast
Tell them the Sports Medicine Broadcast sent you and receive some special deals on custom graphics or a solar panel.

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Mobile Sports Medicine Units Update – 503

Mobile Sports Medicine units are becoming more popular and allow an Athletic Trainer to create a home base for Athletic Training care at remote locations.
Keith Shireman; Trailers

Keith talks Mobile Sports Medicine Units

What is in this episode?

Keith runs the Ironman races, I just ran a 5k.  So I quickly ask him about some tips for chaffing and gear for races.  Then we get into the Sports Medicine Trailer update.
He has had lots of questions since our first conversation and would love to help you get a trailer going for your teams.

Where can I find more?

Our first Mobile Sports Medicine Units episode is here: https://sportsmedicinebroadcast.com/trailers/

Where was the interview?

We are broadcasting live from the 2018 NATA expo in New Orleans.
We used Facebook live, YouTube Live, Instagram Live and even periscope to stream as many of the NATA 2018 Expo Interviews as possible.
YouTube Live videos: The Sports medicine Broadcast

Thanks for supporting the Sports Medicine Broadcast

Thanks Frio Hydration and DragonFly MAX for your hospitality.
Check out Hoist Water to help maximize hydration

Connect with me

Hit me up on Twitter to let me know your thoughts @MrJeremyJackson

Building a Sports Medicine TEAM – 502

Who is on YOUR Team?

Are you and local medical providers on the Same Team?

Dr. Josh Yellen is the program director for the University of Houston MAT program.  He must build relationships with local medical providers to give his students the best possible exposure.  He is teaching his students to be on the same team and build each other up as we grow in the medical profession.

What are you doing?

What have you done that has worked in building relationships with local medical providers?

Have you gone out and met any of our local providers?

Have you brought other medical professionals into your Athletic Training Clinic so they can see what you do or even co-treat athletes?

Tweet it to me or comment on the live Facebook Live Video

Here is what we recommend:

  • Create a one page letter to give to local medical providers
  • Ask to meet with the office manager
  • Ask what their rehab protocols are for certain injuries
  • Invite them to join you for  day in the clinic or sidelines
  • Attend workshops outside of your normal domain
  • Set up a training for equipment removal and invite the local EMS and standalone ER clinics

Want some more resources? 

Check out these recommended documents that can get you going towards being on the same team with your local medical providers:

ABC Dental
Local ER

Feedback

Brendan Moriarty messaged me on Facebook to ask about billing as an AT after the show:

Dr, Yellen, Forrest Pecha, and Joe Greene all sent him some information about billing as an AT.

Guidance on Billing and reimbursement for Athletic Trainers Article

Contact us

Josh Yellen is always willing to help

Of course I can connect you with experts I know

Have a business Idea?

Athletic Training needs people who are willing to challenge the norm.  At Innovate AT you can join a group of like minded ATs who are trying something new.

Dr. Yellen said we do not understand the business of medicine… so with Innovate AT we are trying to be in business.

Are You Prepared for a Crisis? – 501

Well are you prepared for a crisis?

James ‘Bubba’ Wilson, LAT, ATC has lots of time on his hands so he has lots of time to think things through.
One of Bubba's passions lately has been crisis preparation and management.  Since he has time and passion he has become well versed in the things needed to prepare and the things needed to after a crisis.

What is the NATA doing to prepare us?

Bubba is the area rep for ATsCare, the NATA initiative to care for ATs in their time of need.
Crisis Preparation; Bubba Wilson
 
 
Thanks Bob Marley for continuing to allow us to record and interview the speakers.
Also, Bubba Wilson, Ryan Collins, Mark Knoblauch, Josh Yellen, Eduardo Beltran and everyone else who helps make the recordings possible.

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AT Family Life – Not all good – 500

Becky and Carson Berry join us in New Orleans

Becky and Carson Berry join us to discuss the family life and versus work life of Dr. Jim Berry.  Jim has made some huge improvements for ATs in the areas he is working.

What are the costs?

However, everything has a cost and Becky and Carson sometimes felt left out or forgotten when the seasons get real busy or Dad answers his work phone while at home during dinner.
They share some of the story here live from the 2018 NATA expo in New Orleans.

Jim Berry; Becky Berry; Carson Berry; AT family

Carson berry shares what it is like being the son of an AT

We used Facebook live, YouTube Live, Instagram Live and even periscope to stream as many of the NATA 2018 Expo Interviews as possible.
YouTube Live videos: The Sports medicine Broadcast
Thanks Frio Hydration and DragonFly MAX for your hospitality.
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I Tried To End My Life – 499

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!!

Ever felt hopeless or alone?

Dr. Josh Yellen hopes his story of overdose during his cancer treatments helps just one person.

One person hearing a message of hope and remembering suicide is not the answer is worth the pain and vulnerability.

Time line of events

  • 6/29/17– 7/4/17 – Saw Mom alive for the last time
  • 7/8/17 – Grand Mal seizure (Tumor in brain) * never had seizure before or after*
  • 7/11/17 – Craniotomoy to remove tumor
  • 8/3/17 – Met with MD Anderson (Neuro-Oncology)
  • 8/4/17 – 8/6/17 – Rebekah’s Bat Mitzvah
  • 8/9/17 – Returned back for end of Summer semester
  • 8/17/17 – Got fit for mask for Proton Therapy
  • 8/21/17 – Started Fall semester
  • 8/22/17 – United Heatlhcare denies Proton Therapy
  • 8/25/17 – Hurricane Harvey
  • 8/27/17 – Mom dies
  • 8/28/17 – United Healthcare closes my case due to Hurricane and switch to BC/BS
  • 8/31/17 – Fly back to CA for Mom’s funeral
  • 9/1/17 – Switch from United Healthcare to BC/BS (University of Houston decision)
  • 9/10/17 – Return back to work after Hurricane and Mom’s funeral
  • 9/11/17 – Approved for Proton Therapy
  • 9/18/17 – Start Proton Therapy
  • 10/26/17 – Finish Proton Therapy
  • 11/30/17 – Start Chemotherapy
  • 12/14/17 – 12/18/17 – Moved offices
  • 12/21/17 – Saw results of 1st round of chemotherapy (sympathetic reaction – stopped sleeping)
  • 1/4/18 – Started round 2 of chemotherapy (much stronger than round 1)
  • 1/18/18 – experience symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • 5/15/18 – Finish round 6 of chemotherapy (terminate early)

What could I have done different?

More regular / scheduled contact

Phone calls instead of texts

What resources do you recommend pertaining to Overdose and suicide

Overdose; ATsCare; Suicide  ATsCare Program –  Peer to peer grief counseling, support and encouragement

This is a phenomenal program that will re-shape all of your life interactions and help give you confidence to step into really tough situations.

 

Do YOU have a story to share and offer hope?

I hope your situation has not come to self harm.

I hope you have surrounded yourself with people who are willing to step in and lift you up.

Would you like to share your story?

Contact Us

Jeremy Jackson

Josh Yellen – text or call him 985-351-7994

Bubba Wilson

Injury Spotter with Jonathan Reidy – 498

How can we do better?  How can we improve the health care we are providing?

When Jonathan Reidy asked this question at his high school he started putting together a plan to mimic the NFL eye in the sky plan to have an injury spotter in the booth that can help identify injuries.

His program is probably similar to most high schools that have a full time athletic trainer.

They also have a team doc that has several medical students committed to being part of the game night treatment and care.

This might not work in all schools, but unless you try it out then you never know.

Podcast Lunge; NATA NOLA; 2018; Jeremy Jackson
We are broadcasting live from the 2018 NATA expo in New Orleans.
We used Facebook live, YouTube Live, Instagram Live and even periscope to stream as many of the NATA 2018 Expo Interviews as possible.
YouTube Live videos: The Sports medicine Broadcast
Thanks Frio Hydration and DragonFly MAX for your hospitality.
Check out Hoist Water to help maximize performance
Hit me up on Twitter to let me know your thoughts @MrJeremyJackson

Building Relationships: Local ER – 497

Do you know your Local ER Doctor?

Here in Houston we have a HUGE medical center and tons of small ER clinics and facilities.  There is likely no way I could meet and know each ER Doctor in my area.

ER Doctor, ERDoctor, Emergency medicine, Gail Margerum, Doctor Gail, Dr. Gail Dr. Gail Margerum is a fan of the Sports Medicine Broadcast and and reached out to share some knowledge after an episode where someone discussed a blown retina.

Dr. Gail did not know much about Athletic Trainers until she started listening to the show.  Now she is ready and waiting to build relationships with ATs.

But I should know more of them and should really get to know the office manager and create and ED liaison in the event that we need to send kids there.

I have not been very good about that historically.

What can you do?

Email me some of the things you have done or are doing to build the relationship with your local medical providers.

I want to set up a schedule to where every …say Monday I am out of the school visiting local Medical facilities.  There is so much good in collaborating as medical professional.

Adam Halpern of Innovate AT recently shared this article about working together:

https://www.score.org/resource/solopreneur-series-networking-your-business?fbclid=IwAR0XUtBnR_zuIyihbjC3nwYi2DNo_Seo07_p7aPD4HkK9thTxIscsQC9m7k

 

What other resources do you need?

Dr. Gail Margerum shared a great list of resources to help an ER Doctor and Athletic Trainer be on the same page.

Free ap: MD Calc that has following useful trauma rules/guidelines: Canadian C spine rules for who might need xray

                             Canadian CT head rule for who needs CAT scan

                             Nexus C-spine rule: for who might need neck xray

                              Ottawa Ankle Rule: who needs ankle xray

                              Ottawa Knee rule: who needs knee xray

                              Pediatric Asthma score: who will need to go to ER for treatment

                             PECARN Pediatric Head injury rule: what children need head CAT scan

                            GLasgow coma score

FP Notebook App: guideline for almost any medical conditions: wasp stings, allergic reactions, bruises, heat illness, etc.

OrthoFlow app: touch the part of body injured/fractured and it tells you how to treat it

 

Need More advice?

Justin Streiff send a few recommendations based on his current situation and success

1- One page paper of newest concussion laws/rules and ER does not clear concussion.

  • Just refers to sports/department that handles concussions.
  • Also on this is the need for a note with specific guidelines lines for the patient.

2 – Have a call in number for anytime you are sending a kid to ER.

  • They add our concerns and contact information to the notes for the Dr. to see.
  • Also add to return supplies to parents or hold and I will pick up.

3 – Supplies damaged/ not returned: My department billed the ER a few times and this got the message out. This is what the local ambulance service does as well.

4 – Sports medicine split a consultant with the ED. This has helped bridge the gap greatly.

5 – All athletic trainers on staff do a 3-day observation  annually in the ER.

6 – We do equipment removal and spine boarding with as many residents as possible before football season as many of these residents will assist in covering local football games with the ATCs.

7- Education of PARENTS:

  • what the ER is and that subsequent specialty visits may be needed.
  • Also empower the parents with information and specific questions to ask the Dr.

 

Contact us

Tell me how you are improving or need help improving your communication and relationships with the local ERDoctor

Dr. Gail Margerum

Bubba Wilson

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Helmet Research Interview – 496

Continuing the conversation on Current Helmet Research

Devin Hamrick continues the conversation revolving around current helmet research with an interview from Justin Landers of Katy High School.
Justin is an AT who is equally involved in equipment decisions as the football coaches.  He has lots of experience from “our” side.  Similarly, he knows the equipment and can walk the walk.
Current Helmet research
You can find the presentation here: Presentation
 
 
Thanks to Bob Marley for continuing to allow us to record and interview the speakers.
Bubba Wilson, Ryan Collins, Eduardo Beltran and everyone else who helped make the recordings possible, you are truly appreciated.
 
Frio Hydration provides Superior Hydration products and is the official hydration provider of the Sports Medicine Broadcast
Tell them the Sports Medicine Broadcast sent you and receive some special deals on custom graphics or a solar panel.

Need more CEUs

Try: The ATVantage Podcast for free or my affiliate link with MedBridge to save a bunch
 
 
Something you like?, Want to see more of?  problems with some of the content?
 
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