Legal Concerns in the Secondary Setting – 220

Assistant student athletic trainer Katie volunteers her ankles to new student trainers. During down times in the training room trainers hone their skills by practicing on each other. Photo by Justin Buchanan
Should students be allowed to tape?  evaluate and ankle with the ATC standing over them?  are we teaching them to act outside of what they are trained to do?  Dr. Yellen is sometimes thought of as an “elitist” in Athletic Training because he says they should basically be first aid and water helpers.  Josh Woodall is current president of SWATA and follows similar guidelines as a full time practicing secondary Athletic Trainer.
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