Mike Hopper is about to build a new AT Facility at Bishop Lynch High School. He has spoken with Dr. Jim Berry and several other seasoned Athletic Trainers about what to include, layout, things to purchase first and so forth.
Brendan Sweed works for Collins Sports Med and has been walking throughout the process with Mike. From a Sports Medicine sales company there are certain insights to best products, best prices and best practices.
I will share some of our DIY renovation we have done here at Pasadena.
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Mark Gibson is currently the head of the International Committee and is looking at ways to expand the reach of Athletic Training outside of the US borders. There are lots of opportunities for ATs to volunteer, intern or work out side the US right now. Mark first joined the Sports Medicine Broadcast while on site at NATA Houston and is coming back to tell us even more.
Stephanie Ascherl leads FundForTeachers.org in Houston. Previously appearing on a podcast where we discussed grant opportunities Stephanie's organization specializes in sending teachers on summer enrichment opportunities. If you are an AT working for a qualifying school district then read up and see if one of the International Committee opportunities can be funded by FundForTeachers.org.
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While your on those long international flights you could be using the Medbridge App to earn some of your CEUs. Register using my code “TheSMB” to save money, support the podcast, and be entered to win a second year free.
Perry and Bubba join the Sports Medicine Broadcast to share best practices in packing an emergency bag for the best opportunity at success.
If Perry only had one item to help in a n emergency it would be a clean towel.
Some of the items they mentioned:
Magic marker –
T on head for tourniquet
Numbering system for accountability
Perry’s “Magic Towel”
Pulse ox – good for asthma kids in regular use
Flat and Phillips head screwdriver or Leatherman multi-tool
Hard candy for diabetic
Head lamp to replace pen light
Jake Ritter is an AT in Alaska, you know the frozen state. Besides dressing in layers there are some really useful tips for cold weather gear. Snow is wet so you have to plan for the cold and wet anytime your out there.
Bart Peterson is and AT in Arizona, you know the Mojave Dessert state. Dealing with the sweltering heat, staying hydrated and avoiding sunburn can get a bit draining.
Here we discuss some of the favorite gear from seasoned ATs in extreme weather areas.
I have compiled a list of discounts for ATs so you can hopefully score some great deals as you prepare for your next AT season.
Got a favorite? Let me know and we can add it to the list.
Athletic Trainers are healthcare providers who are know for being able to adapt to the situation and handle both emergency situations and post surgical rehabs. We know about Injury Psychology and teach our athletes how to cope with a season or career ending injury. However Christi Keeler has had a long battle with depression since giving birth to her second child. As an Athletic Trainer and a mom she is sharing her story so we can better understand, prepare, and have patience in the event of an athlete, co-worker or even our struggle with depression.
Houston is home to one the leading medical centers in the world. There is a doctor, neighborhood ER, Physical Therapist and every kind of specialist you can think of within 45 minutes (half of that is time is due to traffic and lights)
Laura Manning works in a small rural community. There are absolutely some benefits to being in a small community where everyone knows you and pulls together, but as a medical provider you have to be ready to do more with less.
Here we discuss some of the challenges and benefits facing a small town healthcare provider.