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EKU AT Program Faculty, Sports Medicine Staff, Students and Madison County EMS Review and Jointly Train on the NATA’s Updated 14 Recommendations for the Appropriate Care of the Spine Injured Athlete

EKU AT Program Faculty, Sports Medicine Staff, Students and Madison County EMS Review and Jointly Train on the NATA’s Updated  14 Recommendations for the Appropriate Care of the Spine Injured Athlete

The EKU AT Program represented by Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, EMT and the pre-season ATR 398 Practicum Students, along with EKU Sports Medicine staff members Tim Miesmer, MEd, ATC Associate Athletic Trainer / Head Football and Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer Gene Coscarelli, ATC demonstrated and reviewed the Emergency Action Plan for EKU Athletes and practiced and reviewed the updated 14 recommendations by the Appropriate Care of the Spine Injured Athlete which includes removal of equipment on the field.   These on-the-field equipment removal guidelines were reviewed and practiced with Madison County EMS Training and Education Coordinator, Debbie Berry, EMT-P and Madison County EMS Director, Carlos Coyle, EMT-P along with various Madison County EMS Personnel. 

The groups discussed and reviewed the changes in spinal motion restriction protocols, and the guidelines for full-body spinal motion restriction with on-the-field equipment removal.   This hands on pre-planning of EAP’s, hands-on practice and proactive emergency action planning assures that EKU Athletes receive high quality patient care during an emergency situation.  This joint training allowed EKU AT program students to learn and see how to implement new emerging standards of care professionally.

The NATA released the new updated recommendations back in June of 2015.  This joint training session help serve as a foundation for future joint educational sessions between all the parties involved.  

Contact Information

Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, EMT-B
eric.fuchs@eku.edu

Published on August 04, 2015

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