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Dance Medicine with Jatin – 636

What do you know about Dance Medicine?

Jatin Ambegaonkar joins Sarah Gill live in the expo hall in Las Vegas during the 2019 NATA Convention.

Jatin; Dance Medicine; Sarah Gill

What are y'all doing at George Mason

Started in 2007 with a strong dance program, but no medical support.

Documentation!!!! This showed it needed a more a attention and resources for the performing arts facility

Clinical and research area fed off each other

Aesthetic Athletes

How does this impact the way you work with the athletes?

It changes a lot of things…nobody cares what an NBA player looks like jumping and landing.

These athletes need to know their maximum and work below that…what is the maximum you can perform and still maintain your game face

It needs to look effortless and easy

We as AT are tasked to knowing when to push through and when to back off.  Jatin, how do we know where the line is?

They need to recognize the 5 signs of inflammation

Heat

Swelling

Redness

Loss of function

Pain

Only 28% of dance athletes have specific healthcare access

We are focusing on empowering them to know when and how to reach out

How is your interaction with your instructors, choreographers?

Similar to a coach, but possibly a stronger bond to coach than the health care provider

Talk some more about your SMART lab

Collaborative endeavor: Sports Medicine Assessment Research and testing lab

15 years old now

Performance improvement across the life span of physically active people

Determine the quality of life the patient desires

Looking at dance to reduce the risk of obesity in middle schools

Focuses on benefiting the athletic community as a whole.

Recommendations for a small school or dance medicine clinic?

The buy-in is more important than the actual facility or equipment.

KEY – recognize who these people are and what the demands placed on their body

Pilates reformer

A full-length mirror is very important for this crowd.

Standard basic injury care gear

What does return to activity after concussion in the performing visual arts

No consensus yet

Focus on return to learn

Mimic the athletics model – warm-up at a symptom-free, gradual return to participation.

Most concussions for dance are in training rather than the performance which is the opposite of athletics.

Early Return to Activity – 

Issues with the cognitive portion

Take-Home Points

  • Recognize there is a need for the healthcare of this population.
  • How to speak their language and listen to them
  • Treat them as a whole person rather than an ankle injury or knee injury
  • Allowing them to work around the team decreases the social isolation and improves recovery more in this population

Does Jatin Dance?

At weddings he can get down and enjoys himself…even if others do not.  It is about having fun

Not everybody needs to be a good performer to dance.

Other Dance Medicine podcasts

Dance Medicine with Daria & Carina – 457

Cirque de Soleil – Jatin Ambegaonkar and Sarah Gill

Dance Medicine – Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar and Sarah Gill

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, 26 June 2019

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Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

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Cannabis Basics with Dr. Konin – 630

As medical providers, Athletic Trainers need an understanding of Cannabis Basics to provide the best options for their patients.

We also need to know and understand the differences between HTC, Weed/ Marijuana and Cannabis / CBD

Dr. Jeff Konin is the country's leading authority on Cannabis in AT.

cannabis basics

What does Cannabis mean to us in the healthcare setting

2-5min

Cannabis is now legal in 33 states, so it’s already here and we need to educate ourselves about it

“There’s something there.”

We continue to learn more, and it is already being used medicinally for multiple afflictions

In the 70’s classifications of drugs came about, and cannabis was classified as a Schedule I drug (along with heroin and LSD)

It’s classification limited studies over the years

There’s a 3 step process through the government to study cannabis, but it takes 6-10yrs to get approved and about $50,000

Plant forms of cannabis

5-7:15min

Some portions of cannabis are non-psychogenic

Hemp can be extracted from THC and is .3% of the THC

Hemp is the largest product exporter and importer from other countries (makes paper, gasoline oil, fabrics, colognes, etc)

The 2018 Farm Bill was put out by president to allow agricultural growth of hemp (extracted from the plant) in particular

CBD and THC have made a such a difference in many people’s lives, that it “can’t possibly be just the placebo effect”

CBD vs THC

7:15-9:15min

There are different portions of the plant, when extracted

CBD comes in the form called cannabinoids, which come in 200-300 various versions and have different properties and potentially different benefits

Some of these cannabinoids are also found in other plants such as rosemary and thyme

The PLANT works with a system in your body that already exists, the  “endocannabinoid system” and has ZERO psychogenic effects

THC comes in multiple forms, and how you put them in your body determines the effects it has

THC will cause psychogenic effects

Edibles and/or lotions take longer to get into the system and have longer-lasting effects (CBD or THC)

From a medicinal aspect, people believe hybrid is the most beneficial as it causes an “entourage effect” (synergistic effect)

Some effects

9:15-11min

THC is not addictive or a gateway drug

0 deaths from THC overdose reported

In some chronic young smokers, there’s a short-term condition called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3576702/

Long-term adult smokers may have secondary psychosis due to use, and long-term smokers may accrue damage to lungs

With patients that we are working with, the use of THC/CBD would be more for the short-term benefits

More information about the use of Cannabis?

11-12:15 min

The advocation of these products to minors should not be done because of the lack of research, although there are specific laws for minors and medicinal use

Literature suggests these products should be used for people 25 yrs or older so that the brain is fully developed

Laws are being driven by consumers who are electing pro-cannabis officials

Laws are changing rapidly in favor of cannabis use (decriminalization)

How do we know which CBD products are legitimate?

12:15-14 min

CBD products are similar to supplements as they are not federally regulated

There have been studies that prove some products on the market are 100% illegitimate

It’s legal for companies to say products are “90% proprietary” meaning we only know 10% of what’s actually in the products

Everything on the market could be a hybrid, so there’s no guarantee that a CBD product does not contain THC

Hybrids in the sport world may be problematic, and as a medical professional our recommendations should be conservative

What are some of the uses of Cannabis?

14-15:10 min

There are legal drugs on the market approved by the federal government 

There are medications for epileptic seizures and for cancer patients to help reduce nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy

There’s ongoing research on use for post-concussive patients, patients with diabetes, MS, ALS, etc.

Informally (subjective feedback) Cannabis reduces inflammation, localized pain, and anxiety

The challenge for athletes and where to go for information on Cannabis

15:10-19 min

Athletes and medical staff need to be aware of laws nationally and internationally

33 states in the US have approved cannabis use, but all the laws vary (possession in person, travel, etc.)

There’s a need for a resource athletes and all sport related personnel can go to for information on cannabis

When you Google search “Cannabis” you need to be able to decipher whether or not the site you are on has a 3rd party objective or a hidden agenda

Government sites may have limited information because it’s still an illegal drug

Laws and regulations are changing daily so you should find a resource with active information

Secondary school message to students? 19:10-21min

Cannabis is a plant but is a serious substance especially in a developing brain

Use of cannabis can cause a loss in the ability to calculate, learn and understand new languages in developing brains, it can also affect emotions

From the CBD aspect, it’s “GNC Round 2” you just don’t know what’s actually in the product

Speak with a physician prior to use (preferably an open-minded physician), and/or have the product compounded (information from a pharmacy)

Summary

As an Athletic Trainer, we need to be able to educate our athletes, parents, and coaches by researching cannabis to the best of our ability

Where else have I seen Dr. Konin?

Publish a Book with Dr. Mark Knoblauch

AT consulting with Micki Cuppett

Facebook Stream

Cannabis – Jeff Konin

Cannabis – Jeff Konin

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

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Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

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The Places You Will Go – 626

Searching for a career people consider The Places You Will Go as a determining factor.

That may be upward along the corporate ladder or it may be outward around the country or around the world.

the places you will go

Josh and Jamie share the places you will go with AT service

John Ciecko does a lot of traveling. Some of it is personal, some is business. Some trips are, of course, both.

He talks to Josh and Jamie Woodall about the places that AT service has taken them.

Here in this 30-minute podcast, we do not get to discuss all of the places they have gone but their favorites are:

Talledega for Josh

Superbowl in Atlanta for Jamie

Hit the Hill day in Washington DC

How can AT take you places?

Josh says it is simply through service and volunteering. Becoming part of the local, state or national governing bodies is a great way.

Jamie got roped into being the PR person becauseJohs needed help. She has now completed her full term as PR chair for the NATA as well as serving on other committees both locally and nationally

Caleb Lott is an AT in China and listens to the show regularly.

Where has Athletic Training taken you?

I would love to hear your stories of cool or unique adventures in Athletic Training.

The places you will go – John Ciecko, Josh and Jamie Woodall

The places you will go – John Ciecko, Josh and Jamie Woodall

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Josh Woodall

Jamie Woodall

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

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Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Going Fully Digital with EMRs – 620

Hesitant about going Fully Digital with your EMR?

John Ciecko has been hesitant, mostly about what it looks like to go fully digital, so we set up a meeting of the minds.

Going Fully Digital with EMR; DragonFly Max; John Ciecko; Danny Barringer; Chris Dean

Have you been thinking about moving from paperwork to an EMR in your athletic training practice?

If you answered yes, you will want to listen to today’s show.  Both Danny Barringer and Christopher Dean recently switched to EMR’s and today on pod they will highlight the benefits and help you navigate the roadblocks.

Why should AT’s move to this fully digital model?

Ease, portability, security, and accessibility.  As AT’s we are often not seated at our desk during the day.  Moving to an EMR allows us to access information as well as enter information whenever and wherever we need to.

How did you decide which EMR to utilize?

It’s important to research the available EMR’s but before you even get to that point identify what is important to you and your stakeholders in the EMR’s capabilities.  

Danny researched and found that DragonFly Max offered everything he needed as an outreach director at a hospital with multiple schools and sports.

Chris was introduced to NextGen when the orthopedic practice merged with a hospital that already utilized an EMR.  While NextGen didn’t have a lot of what he felt AT’s needed, the IT department was able to customize NextGen to make it more useful for the athletic trainer.

How do you get buy-in or navigate roadblocks with implementing an EMR?

Communicate the why, talk about liability and the lack of protection paper offers and remind them that one HIPPA violation would cover the cost of an EMR. 

What is one thing you both love about the EMR’s you are using?

One thing both Danny and Chris agreed upon is the dictation feature that is found in both DragonFly Max and NextGen.  They both appreciate the ability to dictate a note or eval info no matter where they are.

Can EMR’s assist with the PPE collection?

Absolutely!  In DragonFly Max you can take a photo of the PPE and upload it into each student-athletes profile.  NextGen allows you to internally or externally upload a PDF of the PPE into a student athlete’s file.

What’s one recommendation for AT’s who are wanting to make the switch to EMR’s.

Research all the EMR’s available and find one that has everything you need.  Remember that Standard Of Care is EMR now. EMR’s can help AT’s prove relevance and value.

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Going fully digital with an EMR – Chris Dean, Danny Barringer, John Ciecko

Going fully digital with an EMR – Chris Dean, Danny Barringer, John Ciecko

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Chris Dean – cdean@sportsmedicinefairbanks.com

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John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

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MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

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HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Dragonfly; Fully Digital; EMR; EHR; Danny barringer; John Ciecko; Chris Dean

Compression Product Roundtable – 618

Today on the podcast Robbie Jenkins from Rapid Reboot talks all things compression therapy in our Compression Roundtable.

Compression Products Roundtable, compression roundtable, robbie Jenkins; mike mckenney

What is Rapid Reboot?

Rapid Reboot is a company that specializes in dynamic compression technology that gives you more value for your money.

Robbie and the team at Rapid Reboot felt like there was a unique opportunity to add more to the market of compression therapy.  They worked to offer more applications and educate on the many opportunities compression therapy has to benefit our athletes.

What benefits does compression therapy offer?

Most often people think of compression therapy in terms of recovery.  Robbie explains that there are many more uses for dynamic compression.  Compression can be beneficial to fluid replacement, lymphatic drainage, injury prevention, and pre-workout, pre-game.

How do you educate on the treatment of the lymphatic system since it is a delicate system that doesn’t require a great deal of pressure?

The lymphatic system is unlike other systems in the body in that it doesn’t pump.  Evidence doesn’t support using tight as possible to treat it. Robbie recommends that you use well below 100mmHG of pressure if there is a lymphatic issue.  However, for healthy individuals that don’t have lymphatic issues you can have 200-300mmHG of pressure combined with sped-up cycle times.  

Are there contraindications for the use of dynamic compression therapy?

Yes.  DVT, blood clots, as well as post-cancer patients, are contraindications to utilizing compression therapy.  DVT is a different scenario as compression therapy is contraindicated if a DVT is present, however, compression therapy has been shown to prevent DVT’s.  Surgeons often prescribe compression therapy immediately post-op to prevent the formation of them.  

Robbie reminds us that Rapid Reboot is FDA approved and regulated for over the counter use. 

What research is available or what is the best practice for the use of compression therapy?

Physicians that Rapid Reboot has spoken to highlight how dynamic compression can help with venous return and how important that is to the cyclical nature of our vascular system.

Robbie finds that with the fluid gathering that tends to happen in our lower extremities due to gravity that the Lower Extremity boots are most beneficial to the entire body, though he loves the hip attachment, as well as probably most beneficial to athletes as all utilize the lower body.

What is one thing Robbie wants AT’s to know regarding dynamic compression therapy?

Don’t put it into one box.  Dynamic compression therapy has many benefits, can be used multiple times per day and is safe to use for as long as you want.  Pre/post workout and games, prevention as well as post-injury, tight muscles or DOMS are many of the uses for this therapy.

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Recovery Device Roundtable – Compx

Recovery Device – Compex with Rick Stassi

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Previous Compression Roundtable conversations

Recovery Pump with Brian Carberry

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ATLAS Project update – 614

Secondary school AT?  Then you should be familiar with and completed the ATLAS Project survey.

Today on the podcast John Ciecko catches Larry Cooper and Rob Huggins for an update on the ATLAS (Athletic Training Location and Services) program which started in 2015 as a joint initiative between the Korey Stringer Institute and the NATA.

The ATLAS project is designed to track to AT services, improve communication between athletic trainers and produce research for the advancement of the profession of Athletic Training in the secondary school setting.

ATLAS Project update

What are the updates from ATLAS?

Rob reports that ATLAS has had a successful year.  Over 13,488 schools are reporting AT services in the US and that is 66% of schools.  Over 16,000 AT’s have completed surveys in the last 2 years and they are finding an increased response rate from AT’s and schools.  

Why the increased response from Secondary AT’s?

Larry believes that the BOC adding a reminder at the end of our reporting document is aiding in more AT’s taking and re-taking the survey.  State levels continuing to push it at the grassroots level are also helping.

The state of Florida is only 70 schools away from 100% participation, and the goal is for every state to reach that level.

How does ATLAS help AT’s in the secondary setting?

Data collected and reported from ATLAS to the individual states is helping push legislation through for things like AT presence at every school and cold water immersion tubs.

“ATLAS supports the policy initiatives that are making even bigger impacts in this country than this project is.”

Aside from the numbers of which schools have AT’s, what else do we learn from these surveys?

We are learning about how socioeconomic status affects the likelihood of an AT being at a high school.  In the EATA Districts 1 and 2, there are 10 times greater odds of AT services in upper-class areas versus lower class and a 4 ½ time greater odds in middle versus lower class areas.

This information can help states or districts get AT services in those areas and present to those who have high stakes in youth athletics (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB) and together we can come up with creative solutions to manage this public health crisis.

Has ATLAS had a direct effect on legislation?

Absolutely!  Recently in Arkansas, there was legislation brought forward threatening the practice act in that state for AT’s.  Jason Cates used that data while sitting with his legislator to show him the actual numbers of students, teachers, and families that would be affected if this law was passed and that data helped the legislator block the bill.

What is the future goal of ATLAS?

We would like to have 100% participation in the ATLAS survey and we would like the data we collect to drive AT services throughout the country so that every school has an AT.  

Rob encourages everyone in the secondary setting to please complete and update the survey each year.  He believes that ATLAS “can make the biggest impact in what is arguably the largest area for growth in our profession, secondary schools.”

If you have questions please reach out to Rob via email at robert.huggins@uconn.edu or Kelly.coleman@uconn.edu  Their goal is to return emails in 24-48 hours.

ATLAS Project update – Larry Cooper & Rob Huggins

ATLAS Project update – Larry Cooper & Rob Huggins

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

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MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

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DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

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Go4Ellis Update – 609

In another Go4Ellis update, founder Ellis Mair discusses some big news.

Ellis and her team were able to double not only the number of states using her online platform which connects Athletic Trainers to per diem work but also double the number of Athletic Trainers using the platform.

Always ready for a fun conversation, John Ciecko sits down with Ellis on the podcast live from NATA Las Vegas and discusses this accomplishment and many more.

Go4Ellis Update, ellis mair, John Ciecko, Las Vegas, NATA, Go 4 Ellis

Ellis states that attending 8 of the 10 NATA district conference meetings and reaching out to every state head explaining the background, goals, and mission of Go4Ellis has certainly helped grow the platform.  

She also explains working from the top to bottom approaching leadership first is critical to communicating the vision and educating. However, working from the bottom up and reaching out to AT’s in certain communities to build growth in each state was important too.

What exciting new partnerships are happening with Go4Ellis?

A new partnership with US Lacrosse began this year requiring a mandatory AT per every 3 fields at every US lacrosse event.  

A partnership with Players Health EMR allows AT working these lacrosse events to create injury reports. These injury reports are then able to collect data for epidemiology reports being researched by MedStar.  

What makes Go4Ellis beneficial to the athletic trainer and the profession of Athletic Training as a whole?

Athletic Trainers are able to work per diem to earn extra money when they are available or when they may be facing additional upcoming expenses. 

But by increasing the presence of Athletic Trainers’ at a variety of athletic events, including most recently a rise in Quidditch events, Go4Ellis helps increase exposure athletes have to Athletic Trainers’.

We also ontinue to educate National Governing Boards of a variety of youth sports on the importance and necessity of an AT at all of their events and give us as Athletic Trainers’ an opportunity at each per diem event to educate and advocate for our profession. 

Can you only make money by working an event?

No, through their 4werks.com referral system, AT’s can refer an organization or event to Go4Ellis for coverage and if the event runs that AT will receive a check for 125.00.

What are Ellis’ future goals for this next year?

Increase the number of operators of events, AT’s involved as both operator’s and per diem and partner with more NGB’s. 

Be actively working in all 50 states.

Renew partnerships with the NATA and become more involved in data collection on the field. 

Work the Players Health EMR into their app.  

Need more Go4Ellis info?

If you would like to contact Ellis Mair feel free to email her at Ellis@go4ellis.com  As you’ll hear during the podcast, she is really good about returning emails quickly.

Contact us:

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:

Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Appropriate Medical Care “PASS” – 607

Bart Peterson and Larry Cooper join John Ciecko to discuss how we can ALL strive for Appropriate Medical care in our settings.

One way the NATA is working to improve the practice of secondary school athletic trainers is through a new online tool launched in 2019 called PASS (Some features require NATA login credentials). 

Today on the podcast John talks with Bart and Larry about the online tool they helped create through an entire year of data collection, research and collaboration.

Appropriate Medical Care Best Practices

What is PASS?

PASS is an online tool available to secondary school athletic trainers that are NATA members.  The tool takes the AT through 12 standards with narratives and annotations that can help ensure that can help elevate the care at a secondary school and ensure that you are practicing at the highest level.

Who should use PASS and how should it be used?

Bart and Larry encourage all secondary school AT’s to login and process through the PASS system.  Their goal is for at least 20% of all HS AT’s participating in PASS so that they can then pull of data of each state and assess where each state is meeting the standard and what needs improvement.

They recommend that an AT take approx 1 month to go through each standard and at the end of the year (12 standards) each secondary school will have a comprehensive collection of their policies, procedures, EAP’s and other administrative information.

How can an AT use PASS to move towards appropriate medical care?

The standards provided in PASS will ensure the AT is practicing at the highest level of care.  Each standard includes evidence and case law for compliance.

The standards are also a great tool to present to stakeholders within your school to encourage change.  For example, there is a standard of clean and safe facilities. If you as an AT are struggling to get your AT room and equipment cleaned properly, this standard can be taken to a stakeholder in the district and will help them understand the need for and importance of clean facilities.

The PASS system is also a great way to transition between AT’s in your school.  All EAP’s, policies, etc are stored on the PASS sight for the next AT at that high school.

We are already a NATA Safe School.  Should I still do PASS?

Bart and Larry encourage even Safe School Award winners to process through PASS.  “If they have already been awarded the Safe School Award, they have probably already completed 70-80% of PASS.

Bart’s dream is to have Safe Schools and PASS connect so that AT’s are not only participating in PASS but also apply for the Safe Schools Award.

What is the end product of PASS?

Elevated care within the secondary setting and moving from a model where a non-medical professional evaluates the AT to a medical model where the health care team works together to not only evaluate the AT but also to evaluate all the policies and procedures with the high school.

Got Questions??

Send us your specific questions to AppropriateMedicalCare@sportsmedicinebroadcast.com so we can respond individually or address it publicly if needed.

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Best Practices of Appropriate Medical Care in the Secondary Schools – Bart Peterson & Larry Cooper

Best Practices of Appropriate Medical Care in the Secondary Schools – Bart Peterson & Larry Cooper

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Contact us:

Bart Peterson – arizatc@cox.net

Larry Cooper – coopatc1@gmail.com

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

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Appropriate Medical Care, MioTech, John Ciecko, PASS, Bart Peterson, Larry Cooper

David Gallegos discusses COPA – 601

What is COPA?

Have you ever asked yourself what COPA stands for and what purpose they serve the membership of the NATA?

Today on the podcast David Gallegos from District 7 and the current director of COPA or the Committee on Practice Advancement joins Alisha M Pennington live from the Dragonfly Max Podcast Lounge.

David Gallegos discusses COPA

Why is COPA a committee and not a council?

At its formation, they took into consideration what the membership was asking for and what they needed.  They realized that there was a variety of emerging settings within athletic training and they wanted to have a broader perspective and more voices. 

To meet that need COPA consists of 10 committees that each has 3 members and 1 chair (8 practice-based committees, 1 analytics and outcome, and 1 public health) and these committees represent the future of practice advancement.

What need does COPA address?

David believes that representation matters.  We give a voice to the variety of emerging settings in Athletic Training and offers members resources to help them investigate these emerging settings and connect with other professionals in these settings. 

Since June 2018 they have been tracking their progress and have seen improvements.

What is the triple aim of health care and how can data and analytics benefit athletic training?

The triple aim of health care is the simultaneous pursuit of:

  • Improving the patient experience of care
  • Improving the health of populations while
  • Reducing per capita cost in health care

The sub-committee on Data and Analytics has been able to use data from Bobby Lee a health care economist to help show how athletic trainers in a variety of settings can improve the triple aim of health care.  Bobby Lee’s data showed that an AT in a secondary school reduced the costs of Medicare/Medicaid by 10-12%.  

What Does David think will be the leading job settings in the future of athletic training?

COPA settings allow people to move back and forth between settings as an athletic trainer that match where they are in their life at that time.  

How can you help COPA and the NATA?

Realize that COPA is part of the NATA.  Speak up if there is a setting you want to investigate or be a part of the committee.  Get involved and be the change you wish to see

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COPA – David Gallegos

COPA – David Gallegos

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Contact us:

David Gallegos – d7director@rmata.org

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:

Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

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HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

COPA, Dragonfly Max, Frio Hydration

Sue Falsone talks Multidisciplinary Professional – 594

Are you a Barrier Breaker?

Today on the podcast we have Sue Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, owner of Structure and Function and author of, “Bridging the Gap From Rehab to Performance.”  Click on her name to learn more about her and her business.

Sue Falsone talks Multidisciplinary Professional; Alisha Pennington

Similar to Jackie Robinson?

Sue broke the barrier of women head athletic trainer’s in the major 4 professional sports in 2012 when she was hired by the LA Dodgers. 

But on today’s podcast, we focus less on being someone who breaks barriers and more about being really good at our craft, athletic training.

Are you as good as Sue Falsone?

Sue has many initials after her name and has spent time in a variety of settings including running a cash-based treatment business. 

During the episode, she shares why she believes being multidisciplinary is to her and the patients she treats advantage.

A one-liner take home from Sue Falsone

“There are plenty of jobs I didn’t get because I was a female.  I don’t choose to focus on that.”

Want to get started?

If you are a female AT business owner,  an AT interested in starting your own cash-based practice, or need to change what you are focusing on, this episode is the perfect listen.

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Multidisciplinary professional/ female business owner – Sue Falsone

Multidisciplinary professional/ female business owner – Sue Falsone

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Contact us:

Sue Falsone – sue@suefalsone.com

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:

Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

PhysicalTherapy.com; 1freecourse; continued; Sue Falsone