We are broadcasting live and interviewing the speakers of the Memorial Hermann's Sports Medicine Update. It is a great way to continue improving your athletic training practice. There are always new topics, new aspects of old topics and great re-freshers.
We plan to release the lecture and then the interview. Through the course of the summer the podcasts will be shorter, more frequent, and a lot more raw (less editing).
In episode 135 – Tragedy, Death, Grief, Healing we were fresh off the loss of an athlete in which we performed life-saving skills. We desire for each school to have an action plan in place to help the Athletic Trainers and coaches deal with the loss for the next 6 months, not just the next week.
Here is our action plan for you to submit to your district and have on file or in place before a catastrophic injury occurs.
Summer was packed with learning for me with 3 Sports Medicine conferences, and 1 podcast conference. I have learned a lot of things but that for the most part we are on the right track. We continue to improve by learning each week from the podcast, and I am working on continually improving the podcast for you.
Thanks for being part of the show Israel and Mickey.
CPR is a skill you never hope to use, NEVER. Dealing with the loss of an athlete after performing CPR and using an AED is not supposed to happen. It did, and I share my story and the grief process. This podcast is recorded early in the stages of grieving.
#1 tip if you know someone dealing with grief and loss:
Text or email them “I was just thinking about you, wondering how you are doing. If you find you need something let me know”
This gives them a chance to easily avoid talking if they do not want to talk at that time or to you but allows them to know they are not alone.
#2 Tip do it again once a week for the next few weeks.
John Harmon and I have spent a good bit of time together riding to meetings for GHATS. One time we began discussing things we wish they had taught us in college to help us succeed as an athletic trainer in the secondary setting. Budgeting, building relationships with vendors, insurance claim forms, student athletic trainer programs…they may have taught us something about them, but we could not recall lessons or courses on these topics. So we decided to share some stories and things we have learned. Nicole Cascia is going to be a rock star after hearing from so many experienced ATs about how to not fail.