Do You Have an Emergency Bag?
Is your Emergency bag packed and ready to go?
Is it easily identifiable?
Do your helpers know what to do if you say go get the emergency bag?
Have you checked with your local EMS about what might be good to add to your kit?
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 an 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
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Courage – the ability to do something that frightens you
Catherine Lawrence has an eating disorder. She asked me to do a podcast about the subject. She shares her story about lying, purging, passing out, going to rehab, relapsing, and the constant struggle with not demonizing food.
Getting behind the mic, on camera and sharing your story takes courage. in the video she can be seen shaking because of the fear. But she continues to tell her story.
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Helicopter parents area parents who take an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child or children according to Dictionary.com
Owen Iseminger works with more affluent students and parents who tend to be in this group more often. Through 8 years in this setting he has learned some tips and tricks for dealing with Helicopters.
- Be on top of your evaluations
- Explain multiple possibilities and how the rehab plan will help the total body.
- Don’t be annoyed or upset if they want a 2nd opinion.
- Set them up with the best physician you can even if something minor, they expect to see the best.
- Win trust of other parents. They talk to each other and good gossip about you goes a long way.
- Make them feel like their child is important, if they feel like they are 1/100s they won’t accept that.
- Always stay professional
- Go the extra mile to update them on injuries
- Have coaches support, as they will go ask coach about the athletic trainer or for updates.
- Even if kid is not injured, have a relationship with the parent, even if it’s, just a simple hello and asking how their kid is doing.
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Dr. Steven Flores, M.D. is an Assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Flores is the Team Physician for the Houston Texans and Houston Rockets and Head Team Physician for St. Thomas High School. Additionally, he is the Assistant Team Physician for the University of Houston athletics.
Dr. Flores is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
We all have that kid who either wants to work really hard and just can't do to injury or that wants to use the injury as a reason to be lazy. We are also faced with man power issues in that if we cannot babysit those the whole time. Athletic Trainers need to have a list of exercises to pull from knowing we will not cause harm to the injured site.
Shawn Ready is a former Collegiate Athletic Trainer and Cross Fit coach.
Bubba Wilson has lots of experience and is an expert in all things
Speaking of people who always want to keep working even if they have been told to rest… Rob is always looking for ways to improve the hydration of athletic trainers so that we have a few less things to worry about. Check out Frio Hydration for Superior Hydration products
Still in its infancy the ATCares program being rolled out by the NATA is a phenomenal resource that has been long over due. I am excited to be a part of the program and have been a helping hand in Bubba Wilson being asked to be the district 6 representative.
Here we focus on the reason for this, basic tips and the effects it has had so far.
My one big take away: Say “I've been in a similar situation” instead of “I know how you feel” because you truly do not know how that person feels.
In case you missed my story here is the full episodes where we dealt with the loss of an athlete.
Episode 135 – Full story, very raw emotions
Episode 190 – After Action Plan – a follow up to the story
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
Carmen Solis caught the perfect storm of plane flight, elevation, dehydration, new protein shake, different environment and a slightly new routine to catch a case of Rhabdo.
Dr. Rehal Bhojani explains the facts as he sees them and gives great insight to us in identifying future cases of Rhabdo.
Urine color charts in every stall (male and female) are a top recommendation. Muddy / orange urine is almost always an indicator of Rhabdo.
Help prevent Rhabdo by easing your athletes back into workouts. Gone is the idea of “we are going to kill them and make men out of them.”
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Contact Carmen Solis
Previous episodes with Dr. Bhojani