Category Archives: COVID19

Krampade – An Intro – 647

Krampade claims to stop cramps through science. John Ciecko, Sofia Mata, and I provide some anecdotal evidence.

Krampade

Our experience with Krampade

Jeremy

Tasted it. it tastes and feels like cloudy or salty water should.

I have never had an athletic related cramp so I can not vouch for the effectiveness

My wife tried it to validate the Menstrual cramp claim. She honestly hated it but she is not an active athlete or intense workout person.

My boys will drink it but it does not go down smooth.

With a little getting used to it i think players could get past the salty taste.

Jeremy's Athlete

Senior Male soccer player with a serious history of cramping during games.

he felt the product helped prevent him from cramping but drinking the whole bottle of water + Krampade left him feeling heavy.

With some fine tuning in intake and nutrition I think the athlete could really benefit from the product.

Sofia's experience

Personal – had a hard time drink it due to the salty nature. Did not feel the menstrual cramps were affected by drinking it either.

Sofia's Athlete using Krampade

Varsity female soccer player goes down with cramps. Sofia administers the Krampade and within minutes the athlete is back up and running like nothing happened.

John Ciecko's thoughts –

One swig in and one swig out…if you are not ready for the saltiness then you will spit it back out like he did.

Contraindications – 

Heart or kidney issues check with your doctor

Dietary contraindications –

nope…but two 4ks back to back will create osmotic diarrhea

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Krampade Live Q & A

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Friday, March 27, 2020

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COVID19 RTP Recommendations – 639

Have you prepared your COVID19 RTP plans?

Bart Peterson and Jennifer Rheeling join the SMB to discuss the current recommendations and considerations created by the NATA Secondary Schools Athletic Trainer Committee to help you create your COVID19 RTP.

COVID19 RTP

We need to reconsider EAPs to include social distancing guidelines.

What about lightning…now, where will they go?

Know what phase of COVID19 RTP you are in from the local public health department.

Know the terminology and how its is defined:

Phase 2 is groups of 50.  Is that on the field or altogether outside at once?

Covid response team

Who is on yours?

They need to know what the plan of action is if you have a room full of kids and one test positive with temps or signs and symptoms.

ATs are a key component in risk mitigation

Being part of the decision-making process is important.

We also have to know how we are going to take care of the over 55 population…coaches, teachers, and officials.

Communication with the school nurse is crucial and this is a great way to build the bridge.

Cleaning Supplies

Districts may need to buy them out of another fund or fund next years purchases now even though budgets have not opened

Hydration

NO water sources until phase 3

Illness Reporting – start with the state, including local, report up the chain. 

Telemedicine –

Congress made this easier during COVID19

Need consent each time you do a telemedicine video

Can not cross state lines

Document as normal

Know your platform

Make sure that this is not occurring in a bedroom

Facebook Video of the COVID19 RTP talk

COVID19 RTP Guidelines explained

COVID19 is changing everything we do as medical professionals.Join Bart Peterson and Jennifer Rheeling to discuss the newly released COVID19 Secondary School Athletic Trainer Committee guidelines. This will be SportsMedicineBroadcast.com/COVID19RTP for links and contact info.COVID-19 Return-to-Sport Considerations for Secondary School Athletic Trainers – https://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/covid_19_return-to-sport_considerations_for_secondary_school_ats_1.pdfTelehealth Guidelines for the Secondary School Athletic Trainer – https://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/telemedicine_guidelines_for_the_secondary_school_at_0.pdf

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, 4 June 2020

Resources:

COVID19 RTP Document

Telemedicine

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Presidential Discussion – 634

NATA Presidential candidates Kathy Dieringer and Katie Flanagan join Cari Wood in answering some member-driven questions.

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Jill A. asks – Licensing in California – what’s the plan?

Katie Flanagan (KF): We need to pull back, circle the wagons and reconsider it

Kathy Dieringer (KD): It has gotten to the Governor’s desk multiple times…then vetoed but it does not pass due to politics. There is no lack of effort, but there are organizations working against us.

  • Continue to be persistent

Chris P – How will we work to expand Diversity in our field?

KF: Tripled our membership in 20 years but only increased diversity 3%

  • Diversity wins

KD: Diversity makes us stronger

  • NATA membership stat is about 80% caucasian
  • Other than the board our leadership does not reflect this number

Jeff K – What suggestions do you have for ATs to sustain viable employment due to the lack of sports?

KF: The secondary setting is hugely important and is a portion of what we do.

  • Use Go4Ellis
  • Be flexible and keep growing your skills
  • We need to think forward
  • Reach out to the NATA for additional resources

KD: We do not even know what is coming

  • We are great at responding and shifting
  • Advocate for yourself
  • Maximize your skillset
  • “Can I teach something else?”

Adam – What is the presidential plan for AT growth in rural areas?

KD: All about advocacy, collaboration with NFHS, principals…going to those meetings and getting facetime with those folks.

KF: Empower the local people and walk alongside them.

The NATA may be facing some financial difficulties due to canceling the annual convention.   How do you see that affecting the membership?

KD: Convention is a revenue producer, many ATs have been laid off.

  • What are the financial implications? this has to be considered.
  • Past treasurer of NATA
  • My business background will serve us well in this situation

KF: NATA has been very financially responsible and relies on several checks and balances.

  • NATA Offered ACES prep exam for the students getting ready for BOC exam
  • Creative thinking will be required

Secondary Schools – 

KD: It is where athletes are introduced to the AT for the most part

  • Collecting Data
  • Medical Autonomy
  • Pointing towards available resources
  • Monthly calls with chairs of committees and workgroups “What is working and not working?”

KF: they have rural and urban school settings and her students get to experience different settings.

  • The AT becomes the gatekeeper for the small schools and urban schools alike
  • Need to be flexible and know the situation to make them successful in that setting
  • Investigate equal representation for each type of secondary school

 Should we teach Sports Medicine in high schools:

KF: ATs are now has a seat at the table on the high school medical education

  • I could not do my job without my students…that creates a problem
  • Have them help collect data to show the need for help.

KD: HS ATs have a skill set of teaching

  • They are our preceptors…its what they do
  • The introduction to health professions is VERY important
  • Caution about teaching students skills that should only be practiced by and LAT BOC person
    • Student ATs were attending to the kid with a spleen injury…he almost died.
    • Perception is difficult when people think the students can do your job

Final Presidential Discussion remarks

KF: “I do not want to pretend to know everything.”

KD: “The most important thing is to be unified as a profession moving forward”

Presidential Discussion

Your 2020 NATA Candidates join the SMB for a round of answering your questions.Submit your questions here, via messenger, or via email to info@sportsmedicinebrodcast.com

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Cari Wood – cari.wood@redmondschools.org

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